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Jean Fullerton, the RNA-shortlisted queen of the East End, returns with the final nostalgic and heart-warming story of the Brogan family.
In the final days of war, only love will pull her through . . .
Queenie Brogan wasn’t always an East End matriarch. Many years ago, before she married Fergus, she was Philomena Dooley, a daughter of Irish Travellers, planning to wed her childhood sweetheart, Patrick Mahone. But when tragedy struck and Patrick’s narrow-minded sister, Nora, intervened, the lovers were torn apart.
Fate can be cruel, and when Queenie arrives in London she finds that Patrick Mahon is her parish priest, and that the love she had tried to suppress flares again in her heart.
But now in the final months of WW2, Queenie discovers Father Mahon is dying and must face losing him forever. Can she finally tell him the secret she has kept for over fifty years or will Nora once again come between them?
And if Queenie does decide to finally tell Patrick, could the truth destroy the Brogan family?
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I absolutely love this series, and in this latest book, the war is finally coming to an end.
It’s wonderful to be back with the Brogan family again, but in this book we have a story with a bit of a difference, as there is a dual timeline, where we go back to the past to when Queenie was growing up in rural Ireland. Here, secrets are revealed, and a lot of things begin to make sense in Queenie’s story.
I just loved this book from start to finish, and it was so enjoyable to catch up with all my favourite characters again as the war begins to wind down. Everyone’s lives have changed, some forever, and there’s a real sense of everything coming together to its natural conclusion.
Having been there right from the start with the characters, I felt emotional to have witnessed their trials and tribulations, ups and downs and to have been with them for their journey through the war.
Sadly this is the last in this series, but it couldn’t have come to a better ending. Queenie’s story brings everything full circle and even though I am sorry that there’ll be no more books in this series it has been an absolute joy and pleasure to read them all.
For anyone who likes good historical fiction, character driven and so captivating, I’d really recommend this book so highly. If you haven’t read any of the series, I envy you as you begin your journey into the lives of the Brogan family.
Born and bred in East London Jean is a District Nurse by trade and has worked as a NHS manager and as a senior lecture in Health and Nursing Studies. She left her day job to become a full-time writer in 2015 and has never looked back.
In 2006 she won the Harry Bowling Prize and now has seventeen sagas published over three series all of which are set in East London.
She is an experienced public speaker with hundreds of WI and women’s club talks under her belt, plus for the past fifteen years she has sailed all over the world as an enrichment speaker and writing workshop leader on cruise ships.
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