Love Me Tender
A heartrending tale of love and tragedy during The Birmingham Blitz. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Annie Groves.
For Kathy O’Malley, life has not been easy with her husband, Barry, out of work and with two children to feed. Then when war breaks out in 1939, many of the local men enlist, including Barry, leaving the women to cope as best they can.
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What I loved about this story is the insight to to ordinary person and what they endured during the war. Anne Bennett has written in way that takes you right there. I could feel the pain and loneliness the terror and the love. Stirred so many emotions and I could imagine what my parents went through and how it changed their lives for it did and in ways I cannot imagine. A hopeful ending. Looking forward to reading another Anne Bennett war story
I really enjoy books set in this era and this book was no exception. Storytelling at it's best. Recommended.
welcome to kathy's life in birmingham just prior to the outset of wwII
life has never been easy with 2 children and barry, her husband, out of work. then he finds a job with overtime in a factory making supplies for what appears to be an impending war
he joins up and life unfolds for kathy and all those on her street, friends and families
a powerful, heart wrenching drama that details the sacrifices that one must make, both for themselves an ...more
This is a book set over World War Two and based around Kathy O’Malley. At the start of this book she has two children and a husband out of work which means times are tough. When war breaks out in 1939 everything changes. There are triggers for rape, abuse, miscarriage and grieve. To me this was well written but my only criticism is that it’s quite generic and nothing different from other books about this era. I loved kathys sister Maggie the most as she is the strong one. In my o ...more
Another brilliant book by Anne Bennett. Its a story of love and how the war affected the family. The two older children being sent to safety in the country, away from the bombing and how it changed their life for five years.. A story that so easily been true. Very detailed about 2nd war world. Brilliant
I love History and a good historical fiction of any era is good for me! I especially enjoy WW2 era so I had a good feeling I'd enjoy this.
The story itself is well shaped and well written with some fantastic characters and themes of love, loss and war very well explored.
Kathy is a great character to read, she goes through seemingly endless hardships and is a realistic depiction of a woman in the North of England at this time. She is confused and wary but not af ...more
I couldn't connect with them or care and so much in depth detail on the war and we've only started so not my cup of tea.
Perhaps if I'd stuck it out it would have improved considerably.
Story revolves during war torn England, Ireland and how they survive with the strength and love that threatens they're bond.
I liked this book because it forces me to see the humanity that exists when war changes everyday survival for women and children who are left behind when husbands and lovers leave them behind.