Keep You By My Side

Callie Langridge

This warm, wonderful book follows the lives of three generations of women, Gertie’s from the close of the Second World War, her daughter Rose in the late ’60’s and Rose’s daughter, Abi, in the mid ’80’s. The weaving of the stories, the women’s lives, secrets and emotions is so cleverly developed. The characters take us back and forwards seamlessly, each time adding another piece to this rich and engaging jigsaw.

This book is about love, friendship and the reverberating echoes of the past and I did not want to put it down. The characters are strong and believable and the settings are eloquently created, from bombed out streets to a cottage on a cliff top. It is such a good read!

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