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Always In My Heart

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  10 reviews

Brenda Stuart returns to her late husband’s home devastated by his loss only to find herself accused of bestowing favours upon the Germans.

Life has been difficult for her over the war, having been held in an internment camp in France simply because of her nationality. Thankful that her son at least was safe in the care of his grandmother, she now finds that she has lost

Published February 25th 2016 by MIRA
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Blodeuedd Finland
The book jumps a bit in time. The war is over and Brenda returns to her husband's home. Oh but everyone there are so mean, arghh, I wanted to hit them, well especially the evil sister in law. She was, ugh, trust me. She was bad!!!! No one believes she was married. And she has lost her child. And here begin the flashbacks, how she met Jack, their time in France, the start of the war, how she was sent to a german prison camp, and how she searched for her son.

And while those flashbacks continue we
Heather Copping
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, Freda Lightfoot is such a great author I have enjoyed all her books that I have read. One thing I didn't like was the character Melissa, what an awful, obnoxious person and she certainly made the end of the book interesting!
May 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
Words fail me!!!!!
beverley ann
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this follow on to home is where the heart is. Brendas Heartbreaking story to find her son after the war.this book pulled at my heartstrings from start to finish like all these authors books. Looking forward to reading more . Thank you to the author .
Emma Crowley
Last year quite be chance I discovered the writing of Freda Lightfoot when I read Home is Where the Heart Is and was very surprised by what a good book it turned out to be. The cover didn't really stand out and wouldn’t be a talking point but the story between the pages proved to be a brilliant read and made me want to read more from this author. So when I saw this new book Always in my Heart I knew I wanted to give it a go as historical fiction is my favourite genre to read and I am always look ...more
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Scullery maid Brenda, who was brought up in a Children’s Home, met and fell in love with Jack Stuart, the son of the local landowner who lived in Trowbridge Hall in 1939. Because of Sir Randolph’s controlling behaviour Jack decided to run away to Paris to be with his mother, taking Brenda with him. Once war was declared in France Jack started working for the French Resistance and inevitably got killed but not before Brenda became pregnant. Brenda had the baby Jack, but was the put into an intern ...more
Sue McQuaide Kitt
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Always in my Heart is a wonderful family drama set from 1939 to just after WW2.

Starting off when Brenda Stuart moves to France with her then boyfriend and soon to become husband Jack, they soon find themselves in the middle of war torn France. Life has been very difficult for Brenda over the war, having been held in an internment camp in France simply because of her nationality. Thankful that her newborn son Tommy at least was safe in the care of his grandmother Camille, she now finds that she h
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love books set around the second World War and love Freda Lightfoot’s writing style.
Brenda loses her husband in the war and comes home to his family hoping to find her little boy who spent the war with one of the aunts. She faces a lot of opposition and has a tough time settling back into life in Britain.
We follow family issues, relationships and a lot of WW2 history and I was drawn in from the start. We heard about life in the camps and very daring escapes. We go back in time to her life with
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Brenda and jack fall in love but his father is against it so they run away together to France where his mother lives.
They marry quickly as war has broken out and jack helps the resistance dying doing this leaving Brenda pregnant in a foreign country but living with his ailing mother who she tends to.
It is hard when your British in this time with the war and eventually Brenda is taken by the Germans but her son is saved by jacks mother who looks after him with her friend.
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Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Won through goodreads .... Had not read Freda Lightfoot's books before but am sure will be reading more from now on!

A lovely written novel, set just after the War has finished but has flash back as she tells her story of what happened to her in the turmoils of war. A love story, which has romance, loss and hardship. Also the struggle to find her son and the betrayal of family. Loved it from start to finish.
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Born in Lancashire, I've been a teacher, bookseller and in a mad moment, a smallholder on the freezing fells of the Lake District where I tried my hand at the ‘good life’, kept sheep and hens, various orphaned cats and dogs, built drystone walls, planted a small wood and even learned how to make jam. I now spend the winter in Spain and summer in the UK. I have now published 48 books including many ...more