“If you love war time drama, you will love Foxden Acres by Madalyn Morgan,” says Pauline Barclay.
Foxden Acres is not only well written, but a beautiful story. Set during the Second World War it brings to life changes that affected everyone during those terrible times, be they living in the cities or the country. Lives change forever and nothing will be the same again.
I can not wait for more from this talented author.
Foxden Acres is one of four books that tells the story from each sister.
On the eve of 1939 twenty-year-old Bess Dudley, the daughter of a Foxden groom, bumps into James Foxden the heir to Foxden Estate. Bess, a scholarship girl, lodges at Mrs McAllister’s boarding house in
while studying to be a teacher. London
With offers of a teaching job in
Foxden, Bess opts for Foxden, to be near James.
However, when she is told that James is betrothed to the socially
acceptable Annabel Hadleigh, Bess accepts the teaching post in London . London
When war breaks out, and
are evacuated, Bess returns to Foxden to organise a team of Land Girls, and
turn the Foxden Estate into arable land.
James, having joined the RAF, is training to be a bomber pilot at nearby
Bitteswell Aerodrome. London
German bombs fall on
McAllister’s house is blitzed to rubble.
London South Leicestershire is scarred too,
when an RAF plane carrying Polish airmen crash lands in a Foxden field. And traditional social barriers come crashing
down when Flying Officer James Foxden, falls in love with Bess. But is it too late?
During the time Bess has been back at Foxden she has got to know Annabel Hadleigh. She has grown to like and respect her. How can Bess be with James knowing it would break her friend’s heart? Besides, Bess has a shameful secret that she has vowed to keep from James at any cost.
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