A Wonderful Conclusion
Old Friends New Friends by Margaret Thornton is a wonderful conclusion to the fabulous Yorkshire Saga series.
The novel is set in 1970 mainly in Leeds but also in the small Dales town (that looks like Reeth to me on the cover).
Once more we see the value in good friends who help us through all the seasons of life. There is the loyalty of friends who stand up for each other and who rescue us from our situations.
We witness the strain that a young family can put on a life, as well as seeing the joy that children bring.
For Such A Time As This
Families And Friendships by Margaret Thornton is the second book in the Yorkshire Saga series. It is wonderfully warm and welcoming as the reader travels through the 1960’s with the characters.
Once more we are delighted by the goings-on in the small Dales town (the cover still looks like Reeth to me). Community life wraps around both the characters and the reader.
As lives intersect, the reader travels northwards into Northumberland to learn about another family.
Family life is important. Where there is love, lives thrive. We witness the trials and perils of being a teenager as there is peer pressure, parties and choices to be made. Does one continue with education? Or go straight to work?
Cast The First Stone by Margaret Thornton is a marvellous historical novel and the first book in the Yorkshire Saga series which promises to be fantastic.
The novel is set in the 1960’s in a small Dales community (it looks like Reeth to me on the cover). The tale also projects backwards to Leeds in the early 1950’s and also covers World War II as we learn about the backgrounds of the two lead characters.
Life was a lottery during WWII especially for members of the RAF. Morals and values were different to peacetime as tomorrow could not be guaranteed so today was seized.
The early 1950’s saw a very different attitude to unmarried mothers. Single girls who found themselves pregnant were seen as bringing shame to their family and were shipped off to church-run homes for the duration of the pregnancy. Following the birth, babies were taken away for adoption. It was a time where love was in short supply as appearances were what mattered.