Life On The Homefront
A Wartime Secret by Helen Yendall is an epic novel set during 1940 that mesmerized me from the start.
The reader hears about life on the homefront as we follow a group of bank employees as they are relocated from London to the Cotswolds during the height of the Blitz. We see the camaraderie between the employees and the land girls as everyone does their bit for the war effort.
Many have secrets. For some if they came out, it could be catastrophic. We share the concerns of the characters and are able to empathise.
There are moments of immense bravery too – whether it’s learning to ride a tandem bicycle or something altogether more serious. There are pockets of courage.Continue reading