WorldCat Identities

Groves, Annie

Works: 77 works in 290 publications in 1 language and 7,383 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  History  Romance fiction  Christmas fiction  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6060.O6257, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Annie Groves
My sweet Valentine by Annie Groves( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emotional portrayal of the lives of four women as Valentine's day approaches, in 1941 wartime London. 'Life brought enough problems and upsets for young hearts, especially young female hearts, without them having to carry the added burden of the war!' Tilly is passionately in love with the dashing American journalist, Drew. But he is harbouring a secret. Dulcie's brother Rick has walked back into her life, the man who she longed for all those years ago! Agnes is comforted by the loving arms of her caring train driver fiance Ted. And Sally could not be happier with her talented surgeon boyfriend at her side. For Tilly's mother, Olive, the cold heart that had been frozen since her husband died is beginning to thaw. But the man she pines for is betrothed to another. The women of No. 13 Article Row know that joy is short lived in the London of 1941. It's a treacherous place, especially for the tender-hearted. As Valentine's Day approaches, the perils of war threaten life as they know it and all matters of the heart
London belles by Annie Groves( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When tragedy strikes, Olive is forced to seek lodgers. Three girls come knocking at her door, each in need of a roof over their heads. As the women prepare for war, their futures hang in the balance and the home that binds the London Belles is no longer the sanctuary they once sought
As time goes by by Annie Groves( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Liverpool-based World War II saga from the 'new Katie Flynn' When Sam Grey joins the ATS, and is posted to Liverpool she wants to show that she's as brave as any man, and when she doesn't get the chance her lively nature leads her into confrontation with her authoritarian boss. Sparks also fly when she encounters Johnny, whose heroic work in bomb disposal makes him very attractive to many women ' but Sam's determined not to fall for his charm. Sally wants nothing more than to protect her small children while her husband is a prisoner of war. She works hard doing shifts in a factory and singing at the Grafton ballroom, confessing to no-one the shameful reason why she needs two jobs. But help is at hand, from a most unlikely source. This stirring tale of women fighting together to do their bit for their country, keep their families together and finding love and fulfilment in the process will delight her fans and win her many more
When the lights go on again by Annie Groves( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Autumn 1944, the allies are invading Italy. At home in Britain, along with everyone else, the Campion family are doing their bit - working tirelessly in the hope that the end of the war is now in sight. Lou, separated from her twin Sasha, is spreading her wings quite literally in her new role as a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary, flying new planes to RAF bases. However, while there, she is confronted with a man from her past - Kieron Mallory. Sasha, newly engaged to Bobby, is filled with increasing fear, both for Bobby and about the terror that engulfs her whenever she thinks about being trapped in the bomb shaft that nearly took her life. Emily, newly widowed loves living in Whitchurch with Tommy, her adopted son, her pride and joy. But a chance sighting of Tommy turns Emily's world upside down and reawakens for Fran all the pain of her past. Back in London Katie hopes that she is finally over Luke until a surprise letter from him arrives. But can they ever build a friendship on the ashes of their love?"--Publisher description
Home for Christmas by Annie Groves( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home for Christmas is a tale of four very different young women thrown together by war. Finding freedom and independence -- as well as love, passion and heartbreak -- for the very first time, a unique bond is formed as the hostilities take their toll on Britain
Only a mother knows by Annie Groves( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling novel about four young women in wartime London, from the best-selling author of London Belles and My Sweet Valentine. In Article Row, in London's Holborn - four young women, Tilly, Sally, Dulcie and Agnes - have already been witnesses to the heartache and pain that Hitler's bombs have inflicted on ordinary Londoners. Tilly is desperate to wed her beau, Drew. Terrified that something will happen to prevent them from being together, her fears seem to be coming true when he is called back home to America
Where the heart is by Annie Groves( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country is going forward together - but will the Campions? Three years into the war and the country is facing its darkest days. Victory has never seemed so far away. The changes that war has brought are affecting everyone, not least the Campion family. Eldest son Luke is fighting on the African Front. Emily is harbouring romantic thoughts about Wilhelm, the German POW. Bella still pines for her forbidden love. The war effort has steered twins Lou and Sasha on different paths, but has it driven a wedge between them? The Campions, along with the rest of the nation, must face their fears - all their tomorrows depend on it
Child of the Mersey by Annie Groves( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the ordinary people of Empire Street, life will never be the same again. Kitty Fisher has plenty on her plate to keep her busy. Since her mother died when she was just a child, she's cooked, cleaned and scraped to make ends meet for her drunken father and her headstrong brothers. Rita Kennedy, living with her husband under the roof of his spiteful mother-in-law, is desperate for their own home. Perhaps that will help them get their marriage back on the rails again? For the two women and others like them on Liverpool's dockside and across the whole country, the threatening clouds of war will bring heartache and tragedy. It will take courage and the bonds of family and friends to help them see this through
Some sunny day by Annie Groves( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing her cruel Aunt, Rosie becomes a Land Girl and falls in love - with someone utterly forbidden. As bombs drop and families are ripped apart, can they find happiness or will war stand in their way?
The Grafton girls by Annie Groves( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All four women are brought together at The Grafton, the local dance hall favoured by American GIs as well as the local servicemen. In this heady, uncertain time, infatuation and passion blossom. But will each girl find true love - or true heartache?"--Jacket
The heart of the family by Annie Groves( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Campions have always stuck together through danger and sorrow, but even they begin to wonder if it's time to take their youngest, the twins, to safety away from the bombing raids. The twins have other worries on their minds; having been inseparable, they now realise that they each have different ambitions - and Lou isn't sure she'll find what she wants close to home. Meanwhile, cousin Bella is managing a creche and discovers that life isn't all about pleasure. She's the last person her family would expect to help anyone; but when a figure from the past turns up on the doorstep, Bella's unexpected reserves of compassion are revealed. From hardship and heartbreak, surviving the toughest of times, the Campions know they can make it through if they have one another
Christmas on the Mersey by Annie Groves( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rita Kennedy is forced to face some unpalatable truths about her husband, Charlie. But she must still play the part of dutiful wife, while her childhood sweetheart, Jack Callaghan, has shown her nothing but kindness. For Kitty Callaghan, burying herself in her work distracts her from the constant worry about her brothers, Danny and Tommy. And then there's Frank Feeny, the man she adores. Will they ever be together? With a Christmas of rationing and 'going without' to look forward to, the women of Empire Street are being tested like never before. But their troubles are only just beginning
Goodnight sweetheart by Annie Groves( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As war breaks out so too does Molly Dearden...Molly is used to living in the shadow of her older sister, June. When their mother died when she was just seven years old, June helped their grief-stricken father look after Molly in their tiny home in the tight-knit Edge Hill district of Liverpool. Loving and kind, June is also bossy and forthright - no match for the shy, sweet Molly.But as her sixteenth birthday passes, Molly doesn't realise how much she is going to have to grow up. As the threat of a second world war grows greater, she must learn to protect herself, her family - and her heart.When hostilities finally break out, Molly finds the courage to leave her factory job and enlist in the Women's Voluntary Services. There, she can help the war effort and stand on her own two feet for the first time. It's a terrifying, unpredictable time - but also some of the best days of her life, especially when she meets, and falls for, Eddie.Snatched hours when Eddie's on leave from his Navy duties is all they can hope for. But then tragedy strikes and all precious time is cruelly taken away from them. Just when Molly thinks she can take no more, the terrible reality of war hits her home town - with terrifying repercussions
Across the Mersey by Annie Groves( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean and Vi are twins but couldn't be more different. Jean's proud of her honest, hardworking husband and their children, but there's never a penny to spare. Vi's equally proud of her husband's new role as a local councillor and their elegant new house, and has raised her children to expect the best. As war breaks out, agonising decisions must be faced. Should the oldest children enlist? Should the youngest be evacuated? All the traditional certainties are overturned. Then the twins' own younger sister, singer Francine, returns home unexpectedly and stirs up the past, even in the midst of present danger. This is a tremendous saga of fighting spirit and family closeness, and the belief that even though today is full of destruction and pain, there is hope for a better tomorrow
Ellie Pride by Annie Groves( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A stirring tale charting the life of Ellie Pride, a beautiful Preston girl who, when her mother dies, must forge her own way in the world. Warned by her mother on her deathbed to forsake love and passion for stability and social status, Ellie must spurn the advances of handsome Gideon Walker, despite her deep attraction to him. With her father struggling to cope with two children, Ellie is exiled to live with her aunt and uncle in Hoylake. Her mother's dream is that this will give her the chance to escape her background forever. Ellie attempts to get on with her life - but Gideon is never far from her thoughts. Even once she is trapped in a loveless marriage, their paths are destined to cross again and again with far-reaching and devastating consequences." -- Provided by publisher
Daughters of Liverpool by Annie Groves( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katie's full of trepidation as she arrives in Liverpool. It's her first posting and her work will be so secret that she can't even speak about it to the family she's billeted with. She makes it clear that she's here to do her bit for the war effort, not to flirt with the many servicemen based at the nearby barracks. Which is just fine with Luke, son of the household and battle-scarred veteran of Dunkirk. He's had his heart broken already by a flighty nurse. His mother can't help worry about him - but she's got more than enough on her plate with her youngest children, the teenage twins, who don't see why a war should stop them having fun and achieving their ambition to go on the stage. Then the bombs begin to rain in Liverpool in earnest and everyone, from oldest to youngest, must realise what matters most in life
Connie's courage by Annie Groves( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Connie Pride finds herself alone and pregnant in the rough courts of Liverpool, she despairs. Deserted by her lover, menanced by his bullying uncle, and too proud to ask her estranged family for help, there seems no hope. Rescued from the gutter, she is offered the chance to train as a nurse at the Poor Hospital. Finally Connie has a purpose in life
A Christmas promise by Annie Groves( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emotional and heart-warming portrayal of the lives of four women living in wartime London. For the girls living at No. 13 Article Row, life has never been tougher. Tilly is left heartbroken after the love of her life, Drew, returns to his hometown of Chicago to visit his family and decides to stay there. After he ends their relationship via a letter, Tilly is desperate to find out the truth behind their break-up. Agnes is shocked to discover that she has inherited a house from her estranged father who left her at the orphanage all those years ago. After not having family for so long she now has a cousin who is very keen to get to know her, but is it for the right reasons? And for Tilly's mother, Olive, her repressed feelings for the unhappily married Sergeant Dawson are finally in the open, but can either of them ever recover from the guilt? Meanwhile, Sally's life is in turmoil when George is killed in an air raid, leaving her alone and pregnant. With so much tragedy surrounding them, the four girls must support each through the hard times
Winter on the Mersey by Annie Groves( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belles Kitty has seen her fair share of tragedy and instead of thinking about romance, is determined to do her bit for King and country. Her life as a WREN means she is kept busy much of the time, but when Kitty finds herself stationed back home on Merseyside, she meets up again with Frank Feeny, the brave young officer who has always held a place in her heart. Britain is on the verge of victory, but will Kitty embrace the future and learn to love again?
Hettie of Hope Street by Annie Groves( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hettie is an orphan, taken in by Ellie Pride and her husband to their Preston home and treated as one of the family. But she has never felt she truly belonged. Hettie has a special gift - a beautiful singing voice - and on the cusp of womanhood, she makes a choice that will alter the course of her life. Amid the bright lights of Liverpool, she will follow her dreams. But once there, the only way to survive is working in the kitchens of a restaurant. Until, by chance, she is heard singing by the owner...Whisked to London, Hettie is thrown into a theatrical and colourful world but one with a dark side, its young inhabitants haunted by the horror of the First World War, and stalked by the fear of the Depression to come. Then tragedy strikes, and Hettie must decide between her heart and her head, her duty and her desire
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London belles
As time goes byWhen the lights go on againHome for ChristmasWhere the heart isSome sunny dayThe Grafton girlsThe heart of the familyGoodnight sweetheart
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controlled identityJordan, Penny

Groves, Annie 1946-

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