Thursday, 18 March 2021

πŸ“– Book Review ~ The Mother and Baby Home by Sheila Newberry

Bonnier Zaffre

My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book

Sunny grew in the mother and baby home on Grove Lane, London. The daughter of a wartime nurse and a Polish pilot, she was abandoned by her mother shortly after her birth and taken in by Nan, the warm and gentle proprietor of the home.

Never having known her parents, Sunny has always felt like she doesn't quite fit in, but now at sixteen-years-old, she is ready to find her place in the world. Heading out to start her first job, she finally feels she has some idea of who she wants to be.

As 1950s post-war London is changing at a rapid pace, so is Sunny. And when someone from her past returns, Sunny has some tough decisions to make. Decisions that could affect the rest of her life...

πŸ“– My thoughts..

Abandoned as a baby, by her mother, Sunny, grows up safe in the knowledge that she is much loved by the woman she calls, Nan. Now sixteen, Sonny is about to step out into the world with her first job in a  office and in branching out she starts to wonder about the mother who gave her up as a baby. 

The Mother and Baby Home captures the spirit of the 1950s, there's a refreshing naivety about Sonny, she is such a lovely young woman and is a credit to her adopted mother. Everyone loves Sonny's warm personality and she makes friends easily but she's always searching for her place in the world. As as the story progresses we get to know more about Sonny's search for the truth and enjoy watching as she takes her first tentative steps towards the happiness she deserves.

This gentle historical saga looks at the complexity of family, the joy of young love and the power of hope over adversity.

About the Author

Sheila Newberry sold over 350,000 books in both paperback and ebook. She sadly passed away in January 2020.

Twitter @ZaffreBooks 


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