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Publisher's Summary

The first book in a brand new World War II saga series. Perfect for fans of Ellie Dean and Annie Groves.

Dover, 1939.

At the heart of Dover's Market Square lies the Castle's Café. A bustling, homely place run by the formidable Nellie Castle and her six children. 

Since the scandalous birth of her beloved son 10 years before, Marianne, Nellie's eldest daughter, has preferred to stay in the kitchen, hidden away from the scrutiny of the town gossips. Overcome with shame, Marianne has never revealed the name of Donny's father - not even to her own mother. 

But with World War II just around the corner, Marianne's past catches up with her. And suddenly the lives of the Castle family become a lot more complicated. 

Will the secrets from her past destroy their future?

©2020 Ginny Bell (P)2020 Bonnier Books Ltd

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  • Lou
  • 24-08-2020

Perfect

Beautifully narrated making it impossible not to want to miss the next chapter.Next book please !

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  • welshmel
  • 05-10-2020

Brilliant

I absolutely loved every minute of this book. So disappointed that it has no other in the series fingers crossed that another will be released very soon

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  • Michelle Dixon
  • 18-01-2021

EXCELLANT!

Loved this book. I was a bit confused with all the six girls names and mother but got used to them. Also I got confused with some of the soldiers and other men's names, but that was just my M.E. though. It is a great book with good research.
The narration is great too. Then I was pleased to find out it is a saga, and there's more.

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  • 26-11-2020

A brilliant tale of WW2 Dover

Not the usual sort of book I read but, living near Dover, I thought it might be a nice change. It was! I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. Beautifully narrated too. For someone who normally goes for mystery and suspense and all the violence and gore that goes with those categories, this really was a refreshing change. I looked to see what else Ginny Bell has written and was pleased to see that a follow-up will be along in 2021. Something to look forward to.

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  • Mrs Irene Bladon
  • 20-10-2020

Irene

What a great story I have really enjoyed it and would recommend to other audio listeners.
Thank you Ginny I will look forward to your next book in 2021.

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  • Anne Dudley
  • 09-01-2021

The Dover Cafe at War

This was a beautiful story and the narrator had a lovely smooth, listening voice well worth a listen all characters seemed to come alive. I can highly recommend this book and I can't wait for the sequence.

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  • christine oliver
  • 14-12-2020

Dover Cafe

Couldn’t put it down great story very descriptive I felt I knew all the characters.
Great read. 🙏🕎

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  • betty rafter
  • 27-04-2021

The Dover Cafe at war

Cannot wait for the next book I really enjoyed this one and I love Audible

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  • Jeannie D.
  • 17-04-2021

Great book

Loved it, Great story which came to life. Well written and some really good characters.. Narrative was read really well and i will look out for the reader again..Loved the Story and cannot wait for the 2nd book to come out which focuses on Lily the nurse and the hight of the war..Great read

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  • Isobel
  • 14-04-2021

Dover cafe at War. Hmmm

Well I got to the end but I won't be following the series. Poorly researched, lacking depth in characters, just not to my taste.

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