Book length - 368 pages
Available on - www.amazon.com | www.amazon.co.uk
ALL SHE WANTED WAS A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Ill and stuck in hospital at Christmas, seven year old Cora Kelly is excited to receive a visit from her mother, who brings her the gift of a gingerbread man. But little does Cora know that this will be the last time she sees her . . .
As Cora continues her recovery on a farm in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, tragedy strikes her family and she moves back to London with her new guardian, Eliza.
Here they live a happy, if simple, life. But, as the Second World War approaches, and the past comes knocking, everything changes.
Will Cora be able to escape the inevitable, or is she destined to repeat her parent's mistakes?
For fans of Katie Flynn and Sheila Jeffries, The Gingerbread Girl is a heart-warming, festive novel from the Queen of family saga, Sheila Newberry.
THE GINGERBREAD GIRL by Sheila Newberry is a heartfelt tale about love and the true meaning of family and friendship. We get to see Cora evolve from a determined and bright child to a strong, independent woman who goes after what she wants in life. With many ups and down along the way, we become completely involved in the lives of Eliza, Dede, and all of the extended family, and friends, and this novel really gives you an insight into life during the war, and how communities came together to find a way through the destruction surrounding them. THE GINGERBREAD GIRL by Sheila Newberry is a beautiful story and I cannot wait to read more from this author.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5
Sheila Newberry was born in Suffolk and spent a lot of time there both before and during the war. She wrote her first 'book' before she was ten - all sixty pages of it - in purple ink. Her family has certainly been her inspiration and she has been published most of her adult life. She spent forty years living in Kent with her husband John on a smallholding, and has nine children and twenty-two lively grandchildren. They retired back to Suffolk where Sheila still lives today.
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