A New Dawn on Mulberry Lane - Rosie Clarke
Genre: Historical Fiction
Synopsis: London 1958
Life has moved on since the war and the youngsters of Mulberry Lane are growing up fast.
Peggy’s Ronaski’s family is struggling with growing pains but she is always there, strong, reliable and ready to help whenever a crisis hits.
Meanwhile, Maureen Hart has family problems of her own to contend with.
Together they will work hard to conquer all of what life has to throw at them…
Join Peggy and Maureen as their siblings embark on life’s new adventures and try to forge a partnerships for success.
What does the future hold for the families and friends of Mulberry Lane?
My Thoughts: This book is the 8th instalment of the Mulberry Lane series, and for complete transparency, I haven't read the previous 7 books within this series. That said, I was able to follow and enjoy the storyline without having read the whole series. I've read through some reviews for this book that do recommend that the whole series is read in order to fully understand all of the characters and their story, however in this instance it wasn't empirical that they were all read. I was able to get a good understanding of the characters from only what I read in this book and found it enjoyable regardless.
This book felt really homely and cozy. It's a charming book that made me smile throughout. Nothing overly drastic happens throughout the book, it's just one of those books that follows the life of the characters throughout their day to day life - my favourite kind of book!
This is one of the first books I've read that's been set post-WWII in the years following the end of the war and it's a period of time I've always been really interested in. Having read this book, I'd really love to go back and read the previous books in the series in order to really get a feel for what all of the characters have been through throughout their lives. I really enjoyed Rosie Clarke's style of writing, that cannot be faulted! All in all, I really enjoyed this book.