A Mother's Love
The Lake District, 1944. Spring is in the air for the women at Mary Vale Mother and Baby Home.
Beautiful Stella, the head-turning cook of a munitions factory, has been swept off her feet by a handsome GI. He proposes when she falls pregnant, but soon his letters stop arriving . . .
Then there is Lillian, who is deeply unimpressed when she is conscripted as a Land Girl miles from her home, but then she meets a charming, married vet . . .
Meanwhile, midwife Ada is getting used to being back at work after the birth of her own beautiful baby girl. But she faces the biggest challenge of her life when the home is engulfed in an outbreak of whooping cough.
Home Fires and Spitfires
Tucked on the edge of the Lake District lies Mary Vale, a Mother and Baby Home open to unmarried women and their children. But tensions arise when three very different mums-to-be walk through the doors.
Plucky shipyard worker Gracie must overcome her shame when her lover turns out to be married. Newly engaged Diana's fiancé tragically goes missing in action days before the wedding, while isolated and bedraggled Zelda turns heads when she arrives from the ghettos of Germany.
At Mary Vale, unity is key as the bombs keep falling.
Keep Smiling Through
Lake District, 1942. The women at Mary Vale Mother and Baby Home must pull together during their darkest hour . . .
But Sybil would rather be anywhere else. She hoped to spend the season in London when an unexpected pregnancy soon put an end to those plans.
While poor Rosie arrives with her two children in tow - their lives torn apart after their house was bombed.
And when new midwife Edith joins it's clear she has her own secrets to hide.
Then one day Mary Vale faces the ultimate threat - requisition by the army - and the mothers and midwives must find comfort and friendship in one another.
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