Blue Moon

4.27 based on 53 ratings & 2 reviews on Goodreads.com
Pan

Publication date: 16.07.2015
ISBN: 9781447275879
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Worthing, 1933

Ruby Bateman works at the prestigious Warnes Hotel on Worthing seafront. She enjoys her job and the camaraderie with the girls at the hotel, but she also loves a day off . . .

On an outing to the Sussex Downs, Ruby meets handsome photographer Jim Searle and instantly falls for him. The only cloud to overshadow her otherwise perfect trip is the dark mood of her father when she returns home. It's the first of many clouds to loom threateningly over the hardworking Bateman family.

When a tragic accident shakes each family member to the very core, Ruby's older brother Percy turns to the Black Shirts - a group who have recently started making trouble in the town - for support. But when unrest escalates to violence, will he see right from wrong?

Ruby dreams of a life outside of the seaside town with Jim, but it falls to her to hold the Batemans together. However, a long-buried family secret may just undo all her hard work.

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An uplifting memoir told with real honesty
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The characters are so richly drawn and authentic that they pull the reader along through the story effortlessly. This book is a real page turner, which I enjoyed very much
Anne Bennett
An engaging and gripping post war saga . . . a hard-hitting story of female friendship tested against the odds
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