Annie Groves grew up in the North West of England. She has been writing for sagas for over ten years. Her regional sagas set mainly in the WW2 period although her first saga as Annie Groves, - Ellie Pride - was based on stories told to her by her grandmother.
In addition to her more general research of the WW2 period she has also been able to call upon the experiences of her ATS mother, and her late Royal Engineer father. In common with many people of their generation they were reluctant to talk about their wartime experiences but Annie has been able to trace much of her late father’s WW2 service through her research for her books, and this has given her a very human insight into both the war itself and her parents’ lives during the war.
Latest book: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
A heart-warming story of love and friendship in wartime from the bestselling author of Where the Heart is and London Belles.
It's September 1940 and the London Blitz has begun. For the four girls living at No. 13 Article Row, life must go on, despite the nightly bombing raids.
Underground employee, Agnes, is working round the clock to deal with the huge influx of people seeking safety in her station, while Dulcie is trying hard to make peace with her mother.
Nurse Sally returns to Liverpool and gets a shocking reminder of the past, but this is pushed from her mind when a dreadful accident occurs.
As Christmas approaches, her friend Tilly meets a handsome young American called Drew. Could he be the one to mend her broken heart?
As the bombs continue to rain down on a wintery London, the girls do their best to create some Christmas cheer – but the only present they really want is to be home for Christmas.