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  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405945219
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

Keep Smiling Through




A heartwarming and nostalgic saga about Mary Vale, a mother and baby nestled on the edge of the Lake District, which is about to face its biggest challenge yet . . .

It's 1942 and nestled on the edge of the Lake District is Mary Vale, a sanctuary for expectant mothers.
Its doors open to two women from London with vastly different experiences. Rosie Lashley, a war widow,arrives with her two children and is relieved to have somewhere safe to give birth. Whilst beautiful socialite, Sybil Harwood, would rather be anywhere else and is desperate to have the baby and return to her glittering life in the capital.
But Mary Vale must soon pull together after the army threatens to requisition the Home.
Can this Home survive the War? And can these women find sanctuary in one another?

  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405945219
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

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Well done Daisy for creating characters that are real women in the best sense. Funny, scheming, loyal and witty, but about all, hardworking and proud. An absolute joy to read

Kate Thompson, bestselling author of, Secrets of the Home Front Girls

A cracking story with truly endearing characters

Annie Murray, bestselling author of, Now The War Is Over

This is her best yet. I devoured it in one sitting - it's a real page turner that will delight and tug at the heart strings of readers everywhere. Wonderful!

Fiona Ford, author of, The Liberty Girls

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