The Train Now Leaving by Vivienne Barker
Four women, journey through life between 1905 and 1945—a mentally, physically, and financially draining period, leaving behind the Boer and Crimean wars of the late 1800s, thrust too soon into WW1, the Crash of 1929, and then just ten years later, WW2. Women had to be strong, raising their voices to be heard, coping with loss, deprivation, and fear. Follow Colette, railing against the constrictions of an Edwardian lady’s life; Mary, facing the future as a single mother; Emily, a wheeler-dealer gambler used to getting her own way; and Joannie, an innocent denied her biological family. Will she ever know the truth?