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Hate brutality but most of *all how friends very best friends will go to any engths to support each other *how friends very best friends will go to any Say You Still Love Me lengths to support each other if they have fallen out for a period of timeI wouldike to thank Net Galley Penguin UK Michael Joseph and the author Lesley Pearse for my ARC in exchange for an honest review Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin Michael Joseph for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest reviewIt feels right now as if I ve just closed the book on some very special Journaling Prompts - Procrastination long standing friendships with this one and it s going to be hard toeave the characters that
ve come to know and Alpha and Omega love over 500 pages it s aong read but the pages The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air literally flew by as I became and engrossed in this epic historical saga It covers the years from 1935 through the dark and dangerous days of WWII BritainVerity and Ruby should never have met given that they came from such diverse backgrounds but it was very much a chance meeting that brought them together to form this unlikeliest of friendshipsRuby s mother was a prostitute whoeft Ruby to fend for herself and the only way Ruby CAN fend for herself day to day is to steal to put food on the tableVerity on the other hand is from a wealthy family who ive in a big house and she never has to worry where the next meal will come from but underneath the facade both girls have their own worries and secretsThe girls hit it off immediately despite their differences and so begins a special friendship that will go through much terror and turmoil before the book reaches its conclusion not east a complete reversal of circumstances for both of themI have experienced a whole gamut of emotions with Verity and Ruby the Professors, Politics and Pop love the violence the poverty and rejection and yes some humour thrown in for good measure too The backdrop of Britain at war gives it an extra edge with a real sense of time and place I think you ve already guessed that Ioved the two main characters and it s such an engaging read with than a few shocks thrown in but ultimately it gives a wonderful insight into the strength and resilience of the human spirit when ife decides to throw everything it can at you Would definitely recommend this one This book was an intense and stressful read and I was disappointed that although it was a fairly ong book you didn t really feel that you knew the characters by the end I think this was the result of a tell style of writing rather than show The story was pretty convoluted and some sections felt contrived 35 stars Like an all in one meal there s something for everyone in this novel romance crime murder a bit of suspense chick Backyard Revolution lit and historical fiction WWII The writing is sometimes rather uneven but the story carries you along to the end This is popularit not great but entertaining This is the first book that I have read by Lesley Pearce and I adored it It is a epic historical drama set in 1935 right through the war years It covers the themes of poverty brutality London Tangle love relationships friendship crime and murder It begins with the coincidental meeting in Hampstead Heath of Verity and Ruby who come from opposite ends of the social spectrum Ruby s mother is a prostitute and Ruby has to steal to survive whilst Verity s family are well to do Despite their differing circumstances the girls find themselves drawn to each other and become the closest of friends They are incredibly supportive of each otherThere is a reversal of fortunes as Verity s stepfather turns out to be an embezzler and is seriously violent towards Verity Verity and her mother need a roof over their heads and move in with an aunt Ruby comes to find herselfoved and cared for the first time in her Kitty Learns the Ropes (Kitty Norville, life when she is sent to Devon toive with Wilby Additionally Ruby finds herself romantically involved and is happy Verity and Ruby retain their friendship through House of Night and Day letters and visits They exchange confidences and secrets and cannot imagine theirives without each other Until Verity finds herself in the position where she feels she has no choice but to betray Ruby This Morgan and Yew leads Ruby to express the title of this book in aetter you are dead to me to Verity With Britain being torn apart by war will the two survive to be able reconcile This is "an atmospheric and evocative read Lesley Pearce writes wonderfully descriptive passages that make you feel as if you are right there "atmospheric and evocative read Lesley Pearce writes wonderfully descriptive passages that make you feel as if you are right there that time and with those characters The characterisation is superb and the narrative is compelling A highly recommended read Thanks to Michael Joseph for an ARC. Known and a shadow from the past threatens her chances of a new beginning But through it all the girls are always there for each otherUntil the day Verity does the one thing that will break Ruby's heart In a country torn apart by fighting will Verity and Ruby survive ong enough to find a way back to each other Or do some betrayals go with you to the grave. .
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Tle against war family troubles and adversityI read my first Lesley Pearse novel many years ago and after a break I have found myself drawn to her recent novels I do ove a good wartime saga and Lesley Pearse certainly does not fail to deliver in this genre I have to be honest and say this book didn t immediately grab me for some reason but perseverance payed off and I was rewarded with a very good read Once I connected to Dead
to Me I found it a page turner and the 500 pages iterally flew by Dead to Me has some greatMe I found it a page turner and the 500 pages iterally flew by Dead to Me has some great TWISTS AN EXCELLENT DOLLOP OF twists an excellent dollop of and a timeless setting It is always very obvious that Pearse has conducted her historical research she manages to convey the atmosphere as well as the uneasiness of pre war and wartime Britain Pearse also contrasts her setting with country and city Britain at war which I found compelling The addition of American soldiers to Britain s shores is covered within the plot of Dead to Me which I found add further character to the novel In reference to characters Pearse always builds her main heroines well Ruby and Verity are Pier Head Jump likeable young woman with great back stories to keep the reader engaged Secondary characters such as Wilby and Miller add a heart warming appeal to the novel Pearse also adds a sense of intrigue to her novel with the inclusion of a well cast villain who stoops veryow in the actions he undertakes throughout the progression to Dead to Me The ending was a nice reminder of the true value of friendship and the strength of the human spiritEstablished fans and newcomers to the writing of Lesley Pearse will be sure to Make Your Own Pixel Art lap up heratest novel Dead to Me It is an engrossing historical saga exploring themes of friendship family trust TABU love hope war and triumph over adversity A recommended read Find meBlog Instagram You ve heard the saying you have to experience the bad to appreciate the good and other such clichesWell that s what springs to mind with me reading this book by one of my favourite authors Lesley PearseIt s not just the war experiences and this audio book making it so real it s the characters involvedFriends Friends who you would think as the most unlikely of friends yet not They are so different yet the sameBoth undergoing or had undergone really physical and emotionalife journeys CruelThere s romance in here There s reality real Parinamam ennal പരിണാമം എന്നാല് life contexts that most will understandIt s an emotional rollercoasterI ve been so engrossed in this story I ve been wearing my headphones all around the house so antisocial But that s the beauty of audio books right You don t have to put them down to go off and do something elseI justoved making friends with the people in this book The main characters some I wanted to hug some I wanted to make a nice cup of tea sit and natter with And two I wanted to be "a mum toThe reality of the war was surrounding the story but the girls and "mum toThe reality of the war was surrounding the story but the girls and their personal Mistakes (Mistakes Trilogy, life events were very much as paramountAbsolutelyoved it How your younger treatment can harm your future if you don t deal with itNever wanted this to end I d really forgotten how much I enjoyed books by Lesley Pearse Just on a whim I decided to give this a go and I am so glad I did Really really good I will be on the Please Share My Wife With Me look out for books by her that I haven t read and may even revisit ones I have r I very much enjoyed this historical family drama set in England and starting in 1935 through to the end of the second world warIt tells the stories of two girls from different backgrounds who meet by chance and become friendsBoth have their ups and downs as we watch them grow into young womenDespite some shocking and horrible incidents this has a feel good vibe as the girls help each other to overcome adversity Loved this one I must admit I am one of Lesley Pearse s biggest fans I have read all of her books and have not been disappointed with any of themThis starts with a chance meeting of two girls who come from very different backgrounds Verity is from a sophisticated rich family whereas Ruby comes from the slums Tho their backgrounds are different they become close friendsWe find out that Verity has not had an easyife either Her stepfather has embezzled his works company and The Cruel Collection leaves Verity and her mother to rely on her Aunt Hazel for a roof over their headsRuby s mother is a prostitute and most of the timeRuby has to fend for herself whicheads her to the care of Wilby who takes in children who have committed petty crimesThis book is a roller coaster of Got Parts? love. N their fortunes are shockingly reversed it is the strength of their friendship that keeps them resilient to the challenges and hardships they faceAs Britain prepares for war Ruby finds herself in Devon with the world at her feet and enjoying her first taste of romance Meanwhile hundreds of miles away Verity is forced toeave behind everything she has ever.