A page-turning historical family saga, set during the early twentieth century! Perfect for fans of Lorna Cook, Maeve Binchy, Freda Lightfoot and Dilly Court.
The shadow of war looms over Jenny’s peaceful life…
After the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Jenny Fitzgerald leaves London for the Oxfordshire countryside. There she makes a home with her grandparents at their cosy village inn, the Ring of Bells.
Charmed by the beauty of her new surroundings, Jenny soon falls in love with Roger Leyton, a gentleman farmer’s son. And when her grandmother dies suddenly, the young couple marry and take over the Ring of Bells.
As the years go by and Jenny and Roger’s family grows, their business expands into a prosperous chain of hotels.
But when war is declared and two of their children are sent to the front, their idyllic life is shattered. And as the conflict rages on, Jenny and Roger must find a way to navigate the difficult years ahead…
Can the Leytons find their place in a changing world? Will their family be reunited?
Or will the conflict abroad separate them forever…?