But at least we still have each other. As long as we still have the family, we’ll be all right.
When their father announces that the family business, Caldwell Supplies, has been bought out by Preston’s Emporium, the Caldwell family’s life is turned upside down. With an ailing mother and a young brother to care for, Imogen and her sisters must find a way to save their childhood home and remain in Bristol.
But when a terrible tragedy tears the family apart, the Caldwell girls must forge their own paths in life. And with the second world war looming over England, their lives begin to change more drastically than they could have imagined.
Through love and heartbreak, fear and loss, can the Caldwell girls make it out unscathed? Or will they be swept up in the chaos of the changing times?
Taking Heart was first published in 2000.