Bringing the Keep Fit movement vividly to life in 1940s’ London, Pam Evans’ family saga will inspire and enthral anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life.
In the middle of a party to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935, Mollie Fisher’s good-for-nothing husband walks out on his wife and baby girl. Luckily, Mollie has a loving family to turn to for help. Mollie’s mother, Marge, is delighted to look after baby Esme while Mollie goes out to work. Meanwhile, her nan, Nora, encourages Mollie to join a local keep fit class, which opens her eyes to a whole new world.
Determined to better herself, Mollie qualifies as a fitness instructor and starts to run her own classes for the local community, where she befriends a group of women she would never have known existed. But with the outbreak of the Second World War and the ever-present danger of losing her loved ones in the London bombings, it takes courage for Mollie to stand on her own two feet…
Thank you to Bookbridgr for sending me a copy to review .This is the first of this authors books I have read .
This is a heartwarming story of family life during the war and one womans goal to turn her life around for her daughter and their future .
There are some great characters who each have their own stories to tell .Molly is a great lead character with great ambition and a positive role model for her daughter .
I made the mistake of reading another book half way through this one which was a completely different genre s that did affect my reading experience of this .
This is a pleasant tale of love loss friendship and hope,but not a book to get your teeth into .
This is published on 23rd October .