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Whispers of love / Rosie Harris.

By: Harris, Rosie, 1925-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Arrow, 2010Description: 421 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780099527398 (hbk.); 0099527391 (hbk.).Subject(s): Summers, Rowena, 1932- Family saga | World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Fiction | Single mothers -- Fiction | Adoption -- Fiction | World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Fiction -- Social aspects -- Fiction | Single mothers -- Fiction -- Fiction | Adoption -- Fiction -- Fiction | Liverpool (England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction | Liverpool (England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | General fiction.DDC classification: 823.914
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It is 1914 and Christabel Blakemore is happily preparing for her wedding when she receives the shattering news that her fiance has been drowned at sea. Heartbroken, she tries to piece her life together. But she soon discovers she is pregnant, and fearing her parents would throw her out if they knew, she decides to help the war effort by leaving home to become a nurse. However, she is soon forced to give up her duties. And alone and desperate, she has little choice but to have the baby adopted. Determined to put her sorrows behind her, Christabel hopes to build a better future for herself. But circumstances bring her home again. And here she finds her situation ever more difficult and envies her brother's wife Violet who has just had a new baby. She is filled with remorse and regret about what she has done. She had no alternative, for her sake and the baby's, but she wonders if she'll ever be free from the fateful decision she made...
Subject: "It is 1914 and Christabel Montgomery is happily preparing for her wedding when she receives the shattering news that her fiance has been drowned at sea. Heartbroken, she tries to piece her life together. But she soon discovers she is pregnant, and fearing her parents would throw her out if they knew, she decides to help the war effort by leaving home to become a nurse. At Hilbury Hospital she grows close to one of the doctors and for one impetuous moment she wonders if she can persuade him into marriage and let him think the child is his. But he is already married and breaks off the connection. Knowing that she cannot bring up the baby alone, an increasingly desperate Christabel has little choice but to seek assistance from her brother, Lewis. He finds her cheap lodgings in the poorest part of Liverpool and helps to get the baby adopted. He promises never to speak of the matter again. Christabel finally hopes to build a better future for herself, until circumstances force her to return home again. Here she finds her situation ever more difficult and envies her brother's wife Violet who has just had a new baby. She is filled with remorse and regret about what she has done. She had no alternative, for her sake and the baby's, but she wonders if she'll ever be free from the fateful decision she made." -- BOOK JACKET
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It is 1914 and Christabel Blakemore is happily preparing for her wedding when she receives the shattering news that her fiancé has drowned at sea. Heartbroken, she tries to piece her life together, but she soon discovers she is pregnant. Knowing that she cannot bring up a baby alone, an increasingly desperate Christabel has little choice but to seek assistance from her brother, Lewis. He finds her cheap lodgings in the poorest part of Liverpool and helps get the baby adopted, promising to never speak of the child again. Just as her life seems about to return to normalcy, Christabel's mother suddenly takes ill, and she is forced to return home to look after her. But here she finds life ever more difficult and envies her brother's wife, Violet, who has just had a new baby. Christabel finds herself filled with remorse and regret about what she has done, and wonders if she will ever be free from the fateful decision she made.

It is 1914 and Christabel Blakemore is happily preparing for her wedding when she receives the shattering news that her fiance has been drowned at sea. Heartbroken, she tries to piece her life together. But she soon discovers she is pregnant, and fearing her parents would throw her out if they knew, she decides to help the war effort by leaving home to become a nurse. However, she is soon forced to give up her duties. And alone and desperate, she has little choice but to have the baby adopted. Determined to put her sorrows behind her, Christabel hopes to build a better future for herself. But circumstances bring her home again. And here she finds her situation ever more difficult and envies her brother's wife Violet who has just had a new baby. She is filled with remorse and regret about what she has done. She had no alternative, for her sake and the baby's, but she wonders if she'll ever be free from the fateful decision she made...

"It is 1914 and Christabel Montgomery is happily preparing for her wedding when she receives the shattering news that her fiance has been drowned at sea. Heartbroken, she tries to piece her life together. But she soon discovers she is pregnant, and fearing her parents would throw her out if they knew, she decides to help the war effort by leaving home to become a nurse. At Hilbury Hospital she grows close to one of the doctors and for one impetuous moment she wonders if she can persuade him into marriage and let him think the child is his. But he is already married and breaks off the connection. Knowing that she cannot bring up the baby alone, an increasingly desperate Christabel has little choice but to seek assistance from her brother, Lewis. He finds her cheap lodgings in the poorest part of Liverpool and helps to get the baby adopted. He promises never to speak of the matter again. Christabel finally hopes to build a better future for herself, until circumstances force her to return home again. Here she finds her situation ever more difficult and envies her brother's wife Violet who has just had a new baby. She is filled with remorse and regret about what she has done. She had no alternative, for her sake and the baby's, but she wonders if she'll ever be free from the fateful decision she made." -- BOOK JACKET

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At the dawn of WWI, Christabel Montgomery finds herself in dire need of help. Her fiancé has just died, drowned at sea, and now she is pregnant. Rather than admit her predicament to her parents, she leaves home to become a nurse at the army hospital outside Liverpool. Terrified of what will happen when the baby comes, she begs her brother, Lewis, to help her. Lewis reluctantly agrees to pay for her to take sick leave to have the baby and arranges for the adoption but spends most of his time worrying about his pregnant wife. What Christabel doesn't know is that Lewis, whose baby dies the same day Christabel gives birth, adopts the baby as his own without telling Christabel or his wife. Christabel's life takes its twists and turns after the war ends, but she always wonders what Lewis did with her daughter. A touching story about the winding road of life and finally finding what you didn't even realize you missed.--Hatton, Hilary Copyright 2010 Booklist