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A former third grade teacher in the Madeira schools, Jacque has been a partner at the store for seven years. She loves being a part of the community and seeing all of her friends at the store. The mother of two daughters, she is delighted to be the grandmother of four!
Set in London in the 1940's, Emmy Downtree and her younger sister, Julie, are often left alone while their single mother tries to make a living in order to care for her family. For safety reasons the children are evacuated from the city. Though safe and most welcomed in the Cotswalds, the girls are eventually separated from each other cusing them to take very different paths.
This historical fiction takes place in Florence, Italy in the 1940's. Based on a true story young teenage Pino Lella, secretly joins the underground to lead and assist Jewish families over the Alps to safety. Not knowing of Pino's secret, his parents force him to join the German Army. The story unfolds with Pino caught between his obligations and his morality.
Though married only three days, Major Gryffth Hockaday must leave his new bride, Placidia, to join the frontlines of the Civil War. Young and accustomed to a more genteel lifestyle, Placidia is unprepared for the responsibilities and dangers of her new home. Her days are long and lonesome. Letters and journal entries tell this story of wartime, it's loss and struggle, and hope and love.