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They Also Serve

(Follies #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  12 reviews
January, 1941. Dark days for Britain, standing alone against the menace of Nazi Germany, and for four friends fighting their own personal battles . . .
When Rose Taylor receives two proposals on New Year's Eve she has to face an agonising choice that threatens to separate her from all those she loves.

Meanwhile, Richard Stephens has to come to terms with his shattered dream
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published November 1st 2006)
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Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked this one even more than the first one and found myself gripped from the first page.

It starts with Rose having to choose between Richard and Matthew and to everyone surprise she chooses neither but then later tried to get in contact with Richard but he has buried himself in secret work and is no where to be found.

The characters in this book are really strong. I love Felix and Merry's relationship, it's so sweet and I feel bad that they have to hide it at time when everyone should have
Feb 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book of three in the follies series and although it isn't a cliff hanger in the true sense, it certainly leaves you wanting to know how it will all end!

This book starts where the first finished off - and lets us see how the decisions they have made will alter the courses of their lifes. For Rose it seems that her dream is now over an all she has to look forward to is plain (as plain as plain is in the middle of a war) everyday life. Richard closes himself off from the world a
Hayley Noble
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I loved this! I actually found it harder to read than the first one, but only because I was scared about what would happen to certain characters! Can not wait to read the third in this series! Though I don't know if I can take any more sobbing over these books!
Tina Milledge
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent if you love stories based on SOE and The Resistance in WW2. I was totally engrossed from one evening to the next. I hadn’t realised this was the second in a series when I picked it up in a charity shop but it didn’t matter.
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011reads, war, romance, drama
This is what it is. I think the problem with this book is that the description on the back of it isn't very clear. To explain, this is apparently a book of a trio now when I picked up the books cheap it seemed okay - all the descriptions mentioned different characters and as someone not aware of the author or the series I just assumed they were all in the same 'world' but unrelated. As it was I picked up this book and started reading only to realise that when it started abruptly the story wasn't ...more
Rachel Mckenna
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love Hilary Green - her books never fail to delight. The research is wonderful, the stories amazing and serve to remind us how awful war is on the lives of those who live through them. This series is set in WW2 and I have read them all. Want to start on the WW1 series next.
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the first book in this series, but didn't find any of the characters compelling enough to make me rush to read the sequel. However, I'm now very glad that I did make the effort: the character have all become far more real, & I now can't wait to read book three. ...more
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
The story continues...and's good...I really enjoyed reading it...let's see what the third book will bring....
Gillian Morris
Jul 04, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm really enjoying this series of books. Two read two to go.
Mary Joy
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a good book, but I hate how Richard left Rose without even asking her side.
Feb 07, 2008 rated it liked it
Ditto "Now is the Hour".
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Hilary Green is a trained actress and spent many years teaching drama. She has always written, producing novels, scripts for the BBC, and short stories, one of which one the Kythira Prize awarded by the Historical Novel Society.

When not writing she gardens, rides horses, walks in the countryside and plays bridge as well as enjoying travel and has been round the world several times. Hilary is marr

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