To trouble Oddly a policeman who speaks with Ruth at first refers to Glinis as her sister but once calls her her daughter proofreading error I think Will they ever find happiness This story shows the hardship of life at that time with no social support and no job security the returning soldiers were either very injured or needed their jobs back so women workers did not fare well This is an okay story but never really rabs the reader s heart Enjoyable but needs to be read with a pinch of salt Some troubles were solved without any explanation and suddenly But overall I enjoyed it Very predictable Does not touch feelings of the characters Unemotional Tells a story of struggles but the characters are too trite to feel true uick EndingThis was okay reading went on a bit and I ot a bit bored at times Ending could have been a bit imaginative Really enjoyed it especially the diversity of characters and the ever changing scenes and circumstances Can t wait to try another Rosie Harris book. And dies they have no option but to move into an even sualid neighbourhood But Ruth is still determined to keep their secret at all costs That is until their father dies unexpectedly and an ever desperate Ruth and Glynis find themselves living hand to mout.
A love like oursA thoroughly ood read Lots of bad times that you think its the worst then it After the End gets worse again Then an abrupt ending Wasn t sure I wasoing to like this book as its set in the early 1900 s ariound the first world war bit I m loving it Maybe because its uite different to the contemporary books I normally choose to read A brilliant fantastic book that had me hooked from the first page Good story with The Doll and Her Friends (1893) good characters made it really enjoyable I did like Ruth Daviesshe was a tough character who wasn t whimsical or pathetic like a lot ofirls around that era tended to beI really did not like her mum Caitlin thoughshe was never done moaning and whining about everything She made the decision to stand by her daughter and say the baby was hers but she never let up about what a whole lot of trouble it was for her and refusing to help in anyway She only seemed to et worse as the story went ona real self centred cowThe only big letdown for me was the ending which was utter crap. They shared a secret no one must ever knowWhen seventeen year old Ruth Davies' father is invalided out of the Great War the whole family has little choice but to move to the infamous Tiger Bay area of Cardiff Not only faced with a life of adversity Ruth an.
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Like talk about coincidencesas if Glynis would just happen to meet up with him out of nowhere after all this timejust wise up It totally ruined the whole book for me then as it was so enjoyable until then The whole ending was totally rushed and didn t even have a proper endingit was ridiculous It s as if there s a few chapters missing from it somewhere or at least there should be Set in Wales at the time of the Great War A young teen irl is duped into sexual activity with a married man and when she becomes pregnant he doesn t want to know Ruth s mother decides they will Nightbane World Book One go and stay with her ill mother and say the baby is hers when they return Ruth s father is conscripted so he doesn t have to know The women carry off the ruse but young Ruth has to leave school and look for work as well as care for the baby Over the course of the story Ruth and her sister Glinis lose their relatives to the poor living conditions and effects of the war Glinis runs amok with the poor children andets in. D her mother Caitlin also share a secret one that no one else must ever knowRuth and Caitlin's wages are barely enough to put food on the table let alone pay the rent And an increasingly neglected young Glynis runs wild When Caitlin contracts tuberculosis.
Rosie Harris was born in Cardiff and for several years worked in the City Hall Her husband Ken was from Wallasey and after they married they lived on Merseyside for many yearsShe has been writing since the 1950’s In the 1960’s she ran her own agency Regional Feature Service writing articles for most of the provincial newspapersDuring the 70’s she became Editorial Controller for a non ficti