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The Street of Broken Dreams Banbury Street #2A poignant story which will tear at your heart strings Perfect for the fans of Elaine Everest and Daisy Styles Summer 1945 The nation rejoices as the Second World War comes to an end but Banbury Street matriarch Eva Parker foresees trouble ahead Whilst her. So I took a risk by stepping out my comfort zone and reading a book genre I normally stay away from But then I saw this book cover I read the blurb and thought ok let me give this go Well I am speechless you could even say I have been converted This book was breathtaking and so so beautifulI loved being transported back to 1944 and 1945 after a harrowing opening chapter I wondered where I was going to be led to with this story I was shown a gorgeous tale of love family heartbreak and friendship all this with the backdrop of the end of WWII I will openly admit things I have taken for granted got me all choked up One scene in particular sticks out for me when the war was ending there was a celebration for the Big Ben being reilluminated I was so overcome with emotion It just struck me unexpectantlyThis is not a book to be skimmed or to plough through you definitely need to take your time reading this Once you learn the flow of the book you will pick up instantly when the character viewpoint changes at times I was confused but once I got into the stride I knew who was talking and whenThe Street of Broken Dreams had me mesmerised I was transported back to the time of the street parties with rations to two families who I have grown to love like they were my own Eva Parker is seen as the matriarch of the street she is the one that wants to look after everyone but not in a nosy busybody way she just loves to surround herself around people and support them which is something she is so good at I loved Mildred and her conflict was one I could imagine many a woman suffered and Cecily aka Cissie her story was just so heartbreaking but she showed so much strength and I have so much respect for her and all the women to be honestPlus I have to mention Jack all I can say is wow He took my heart and ranNow I did not know this was the second book in a series but you can definitely read this book on its own because in the first book it focuses on characters that are only touched upon in this book I am going to go back and read the first book as I want to be transported back to the street as soon as possibleNow I can say for sure I am glad it was Ms Crosse book I picked up first to enter into this genre because now I am obsessed The detail she goes into and the magic of her writing truly transports you back into a time of grief and strife But it shows you the warmth and love of a family and how with the right support you can get through anythingI do hope it is not too long before we are back with the Parkers’ and Cresswells’ and the street in generalI really do have to say thank you to Ms Crosse for her wonderful detailed well researched story of love and loss to convert me over It has captured my heart for sure and this book will stay with me for a long time Definitely one I will be buying as presents for the familyI do thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who loves this genre you will not be disappointed I know I was not

Review The Street of Broken Dreams (Banbury Street #2)

The Street of Broken Dreams (Banbury Street #2) Free read µ 8 ¼ A poignant story which will tear at your heart strings Perfect for the fans of Elaine Everest and Daisy Styles Summer 1945 The nation rejoices as the Second World War comes to an end but Banbury Street matriarch Eva Parker foresees trouble ahead Whilst her Daughter Mildred awaits the return of her fiancé from overseas duty doubts begin to seep into her mind about how little she knows of the man she has promised to marry Or are her affections being drawn elsewhere Meanwhile new neighbour dancer Cissie Cresswe. The street of broken dreams follows two families who become neighbours in the final weeks of WW2 The Parkers are long term residents of the street and Eva their warm hearted matriarch wants to make new arrivals the Cresswells feel welcome But Eva finds that the Cresswells are mysterious and withdrawn What she doesn’t know is that young dancer Cissie Cresswell is trying to overcome an horrific incident that has changed her life and forced her family into secrecy Can the friendship and kindness of their new neighbours heal the family’s wounds With warmth radiating from every page the street of broken dreams is an atmospheric story of love and hope

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Ll hides a terrible secret The end of the conflict will bring her no release from the horrific night that destroyed her life Can she ever find her way back Under Eva's stalwart care can the two young women unite to face the doubt and uncertainty of the futu. What a fabulous read this was as it was lovely to keep up with charactors from the first book and to meet new onesCissie is dancer who goes through an horrendous experience but with the love and support of her family has a future look towardsWhen the family move into the house where Hillie and her siblings lived Eva Parker feels it is her duty to make them welcome and she likes what she see'sI can highly reccomend this book and it is well worth 5