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Yew Tree Gardens / Anna Jacobs.

By: Jacobs, Anna, 1941- [author.].
Series: Jacobs, Anna, Wiltshire girls: book 3.Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2012Description: 318 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780749040611 ; 0749040610 .Subject(s): Widowers -- Fiction | Young women -- Fiction | Family relationships -- FictionGenre/Form: Love stories.DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: "Sisters Mattie, Nell and Renie have all managed to escape their oppressive and bullying father, but now separated, the girls must draw upon their strength and courage to build new lives for themselves. Renie, the youngest sister, is living with the newly married Nell, happy in her waitressing job at the King's Head Hotel. But a shadow falls over her the day Mr Judson arrives as assistant manager. Feeling increasingly harassed by him and also eager to escape from Nell's unpleasant husband, Renie is delighted when she is offered a new job in London. Although she at first finds the city a huge and bewildering place, soon she is settling in and making friends. And yet she still worries about her sister Nell, and the way her husband Cliff treats her. When tragedy strikes Nell and her family, Renie is left feeling horrified and helpless. Her only comfort is her growing friendship with the injured Gil, towards whom she has felt an instant trust and affection. But can their relationship progress from friendship to something more? And how will the return of the threatening Judson affect their future?"--Publisher description.
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1910. Sisters Mattie, Nell and Renie all managed to escape their oppressive and bullying father, but now separated, the girls must draw upon their strength and courage to build new lives for themselves.<br> Renie, the youngest sister, has had enough of Nell's husband Cliff and sets her sights on London. She manages to get herself a job as a chambermaid in a Hotel, but a shadow falls over her the day Dennis Judson arrives as the new manager. Terrified of him and feeling increasingly trapped, Renie makes a bid to get away. But it is only when she meets injured Gil that Renie feels like she's found herself and a place for herself.

"Sisters Mattie, Nell and Renie have all managed to escape their oppressive and bullying father, but now separated, the girls must draw upon their strength and courage to build new lives for themselves. Renie, the youngest sister, is living with the newly married Nell, happy in her waitressing job at the King's Head Hotel. But a shadow falls over her the day Mr Judson arrives as assistant manager. Feeling increasingly harassed by him and also eager to escape from Nell's unpleasant husband, Renie is delighted when she is offered a new job in London. Although she at first finds the city a huge and bewildering place, soon she is settling in and making friends. And yet she still worries about her sister Nell, and the way her husband Cliff treats her. When tragedy strikes Nell and her family, Renie is left feeling horrified and helpless. Her only comfort is her growing friendship with the injured Gil, towards whom she has felt an instant trust and affection. But can their relationship progress from friendship to something more? And how will the return of the threatening Judson affect their future?"--Publisher description.

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