Sunday, September 16, 2018

A Wedding at Mulberry Lane: Mulberry Lane Series

Happy Sunday!  The Pint of No Return by Ellie Alexander will publish on October 2.  Be Our Ghost by Kate Kingsbury comes out on October 9 and Dear Santa by Nancy Naigle will be available on October 16.  So many delightful books to read!

A Wedding at Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke is the second book in the Mulberry Lane series.  It is January of 1941 in Spitalfields, England.  Peggy Ashley runs the Pig & Whistle pub on Mulberry Lane where she is the matriarch of the lane.  She is estranged from her husband, Laurence who is currently at an unknown location assisting the war effort.  The last thing Peggy expected was to fall for the dashing American, Captain Able Ronoscki.  Maureen Jackson has quit working in her father’s shop and enlisted as a nurse’s aide.  She is getting her required training when bombs fall on the camp killing her two new roommates.  When Gordon is sent overseas, Maureen makes him a promise regarding his daughter, Shirley.  Janet’s husband, Mike has been injured and is suffering from amnesia.  He cannot remember Janet, their little girl or their life together.  World War II continues and so must life at home on Mulberry Lane.  Journey back in time to find out what happens next to the residents in A Wedding at Mulberry Lane.  

A Wedding at Mulberry Lane is an engaging historical novel.  I suggest reading the Mulberry Lane series in order.  I thought A Wedding at Mulberry Lane was well-written with gentle pacing. There are smooth transitions as we switch from character to character.  The characters are realistic, well-developed and a nice mixture (various types of personalities).  They continue to grow as the series progresses.  We get to see how the war affects the those left at home and how they handle their new responsibilities.  They are the type of characters that you want to get to know, you care about them, and you look forward to visiting them again in the next book.  Rosie Clarke captured the time-period with the language, clothing, people’s feelings, and the events occurring at the time.  A Wedding at Mulberry Lane is an emotional novel.  There is love, heartbreak, grief, joy, and hope.  The Mulberry Lane series is one that gets better with each installment. It is one of those books that keeps you up late (because you want to find out what happens) and then are sorry when you finish it.  If you are a fan of historical novels, then I recommend A Wedding at Mulberry Lane. If you enjoy engaging novels set during World War II, I recommend A Wedding at Mulberry Lane

The first book in the Mulberry Lane series is The Girls of Mulberry Lane.  The next novel in the series is Mulberry Lane Babies.  All three books are available on Kindle Unlimited.  Thank you so much for visiting today.  I will be sharing my thoughts on Pecan Pies and Dead Guys by Angie Fox tomorrow.  I hope that you have a lovely, relaxing day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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