Brighter days ahead

War pulled them apart, but can it bring them back together?

Molly lives with her repugnant father, who has betrayed her many times. From a young age, living on the

streets of London’s East End, she has seen the harsh realities of life . . . When she’s kidnapped by a gang and forced into their underworld, her future seems bleak.

Flo spent her early years in an orphanage, and is about to turn her hand to teacher training. When a kindly teacher at her school approaches her about a job at Bletchley Park, it could be everything she never knew she wanted.

Will the girls' friendship be enough to weather the hard times ahead?

 

Book links

Brighter days ahead is available as an ebook and paperback.

 

About the author


Mary Wood 

 

Born in Maidstone, Kent, in 1945, the thirteenth child of fifteen children, Mary’s family settled in Leicestershire after the war ended.

Mary married young and now, after 54 years of happy marriage, four children, 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, Mary and her husband live in Blackpool during the summer and Spain during the winter – a place that Mary calls, ‘her writing retreat’.

After many jobs from cleaning to catering, all chosen to fit in with bringing up her family, and boost the family money-pot, Mary ended her 9 – 5 working days as a Probation Service Officer, a job that showed her another side to life, and which influences her writing, bringing a realism and grittiness to her novels

Mary first put pen to paper, in 1989, but it wasn’t until 2010 that she finally found some success by self-publishing on kindle.

Being spotted by an editor at Pan Macmillan in 2013, finally saw Mary reach her publishing dream.

When not writing, Mary enjoys family time, reading, eating out, and gardening. One of her favourite pastimes is interacting with her readers on her Facebook page.


Author links

Amazon : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brighter-Days-Ahead-Mary-Wood/dp/1509811184

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=books%20by%20mary%20wood

 

                                                  - COMPETITION TIME -

 

To celebrate the publication of Mary's latest novel there are two bundles of Mary Wood novels to be won. 

These two bundles include: All I Have To Give, Tomorrow Brings Sorrow, Time Passes Time, In Their Mother's Footsteps, An Unbreakable Bond, To Catch A Dream

All you need to do is leave a comment on the blog before December 14th telling me what Bletchley Park, the setting of Mary's latest book, was used for. Don't forget to add your Twitter handle or your Facebook address in the main body of your message so we can contact you as the email address won't be visible to us.

 

My Review

 

Renowned for her family sagas, Mary Wood has delivered two stories in one. Set against the backdrop of the Second World War we meet Molly, forced to follow a path against her will as her father becomes involved with the local gangsters. Then there is Flo's story, a clever working-class girl who is recruited to work at Bletchley Park. For a large part of the book their stories are separate but I loved how they intertwined and the two girls, despite their differences became friends. This is not a light romance- some of the events are quite harrowing - yet through it all friendship and romance triumph, just not always in the way that we might imagine. Beautifully told by a true raconteur.

 

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Sheila Baldwin | Reply 11.12.2017 22.33

Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire was the place where they broke the enigma code in WW2. The Codebreakers.
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Di Eyre | Reply 11.12.2017 21.32

Bletchley Park was the place where they used to break codes in World War 2 https://www.facebook.com/di.conway.1

Joy Fenney | Reply 11.12.2017 21.20

Bletchley Park was used for code breaking in WW2.

Doreen | Reply 11.12.2017 19.51

It was used to decode messages in WW 2

Sharon lowe | Reply 11.12.2017 19.42

It was used to break codes during world war 2

Jackie weston | Reply 11.12.2017 19.29

It was used to decode messages in world war 2 .

Tracy | Reply 11.12.2017 19.28

Bletchley Park was wherev the code breakers in WW2 , and broke the enigma Alan Turing etc were there x

Pauline Totten | Reply 11.12.2017 18.32

Bletchley Park was used for code breaking during WW2

Amanda Ward | Reply 11.12.2017 18.28

Bletchley Park was the home to the code breakers and totally top secret It's where Alan Turing and the rest of his team broke the Enigma code during WW2

Francesca | Reply 11.12.2017 18.25

Code breaking in WW2, Which included the Enigma machine and Alan Turring worked there. Twitter @chicksandrogues

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