A Place to Call Home
Shilling Grange Orphanage, England, 1949. She would do anything to protect the innocent children in her care. But soon they could be sent into danger…
When Clara Newton’s fiancé died during World War Two, she thought her life was over. But now she looks after orphans who, like her, lost everything during the war. Children like sweet little Peg who won’t speak, and Joyce whose body was scarred by polio. Clara loves them all dearly, even though life as a housemother can be lonely – especially now that Ivor, a D-Day war hero with dark brown eyes who once helped with the children, has disappeared…
But then Clara receives some terrible news. The orphanage is going to be sold and the children sent far away. Joyce and Peg will be taken to a notorious home for disabled children. The others will be sent to Australia, where Clara fears they will be mistreated by unknown families. Any day now, the children could lose everything she worked so hard to provide…
With wealthy buyers lined up to purchase Shilling Grange and a ship already docked waiting to carry the children away, Clara is desperate. She must find loving new homes for them quickly, but time is running out… Can she save the orphans before they lose everything all over again? And even if Ivor returns when she needs him the most, will it be too late?
A completely heart-wrenching and unforgettable historical novel, set after the devastation of World War Two. Perfect for fans of Before We Were Yours, Diney Costeloe and The Orphan Sisters.
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‘A heartbreaking tale… I fell in love with every one of the children. It is such an emotional novel.’ Goodreads reviewer
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‘A heart-warming and, at times, a heartbreaking read… Every moment is poignant, inspiring and touching with a few twists that have you wondering where it is all going to end up… Wonderfully written and cleverly crafted… a heart-warming read perfect for fans of Call the Midwife, Shirley Dickson and Diney Costeloe.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic
‘Heartbreaking… but filled with love found in the orphanage. The children feel like family.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐