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Trouble in the Valleys

Can Polly finally escape her haunting past?

Spring 1919: WW1 might be over, but the inhabitants of Dorcalon in the Welsh Valleys still feel the pain of the war that took so many of their men.

Polly Smith is trying to survive her own battle at home. After her abusive husband, Gus, was finally jailed, Polly has been raising her two-year-old son, Herby alone.

But being a single mother isn’t easy, and Polly finds it harder still as Gus’s criminal activities leave her with a bad reputation. Lonely and struggling for money, Polly retreats as she becomes the subject of cruel gossip.

A job offer throws her a lifeline, and as she grows closer to soldier, Henry Austin, it seems that Polly might finally be changing her life – until dark secrets from her past emerge, threatening her new happiness. Can Polly clear her name? Or will the mistakes of the past ruin her future?

A captivating, romantic wartime saga that fans of Rosie Clarke and Jean Fullerton will love.

Praise for the Wartime in the Valleys series:

‘Rich with well-drawn characters, twists and turns, sense of history and place…it was hard to put down. I loved it!’ Rosie Hendry, author of the East End Angels series

‘This is a really emotional book…I really enjoyed this book and fully recommend it. Worth all the stars’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

A lovely debut saga!… Great story line and wonderful period details.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘I loved this book… I would heartily recommend it for anyone who enjoys family saga or historical fiction.’ Reader Review

An all-engrossing story that swept me along with it. It is a wonderful historical saga… With a hint of romance… It had me go through an array of emotions’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘this is such a warm-hearted book… I would ask all readers to read this book. I loved it’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

Lovely and romantic… This was such an emotional book. Fully recommend it for everyone.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

Another great book in the valley series. Good prevails and we can wait for the next book to continue our look into their lives after the war.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘The 4th book in a wonderful series, and in my opinion the best one, full of suspense, twists and surprises. A massive 5 stars are given for this book.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘Community and acceptance. Lovely twists at the end. Loved it.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘Some sad parts, some romantic parts, a small town you will fall in love with. I enjoyed reading this story and I would recommend it.’ Reader Review

Realistic, well researched, and a portrait of the petty gossip, criminal undertones and friendship and resilience of a small Welsh community.’ Reader Review

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