Where Strangers Become Friends
A Wartime Welcome At Rookery House by Rosie Hendry is the first book in a new historical series which promises to be fabulous.
The novel is set in 1940 and 1941 at the height of the Blitz as we travel from London to Great Plumstead in Norfolk.
Rosie Hendry has perfectly captured the fear and the fragility of life. As the bombs fell, life could be stuffed out in an instance. Even the countryside did not escape the rogue bomber.
Great Plumstead is a small community united by evacuees and a hospital for the wounded soldiers. We witness the residents pulling together as they open homes and lives to strangers who become family.
As the evacuees – mothers and children – arrive, some literally have nothing as their homes were bombed. Generosity abounds.Continue reading