Homecoming for the Chocolate Girls

Annie Murray

1946: The war might be over but for the Gilby family there are still battles to be fought at home . . .

For Birmingham and the Gilby family the war years have been a time of great change. With husband, Len, having left her for another woman, Ann Gilby is finally free to follow her heart. While the neighbours may be scandalised by having a divorcee in their midst, Ann is determined to rise above the local gossip and make a happy home with her former sweetheart, Tom, the father of Ann’s youngest child.

Meanwhile daughters Joy and Sheila are lucky enough to have their menfolk back home but Joy’s husband, Alan, has returned home a broken man from his experiences in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. And Sheila’s husband, Kenneth, is finding his wartime adventures and travels have made Birmingham feel small by comparison.

And then there’s Anne’s youngest child, Martin, who is still coming to terms with learning who his real father is, as well as having secrets of his own . . .

From Annie Murray, the bestselling author of Chocolate Girls, The Bells of Bournville GreenSecrets of the Chocolate Girls and Wartime for the Chocolate Girls; Homecoming for the Chocolate Girls is the heartfelt and dramatic conclusion to this gritty family saga about love, war and chocolate . . .

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World English: Pan Macmillan