The Meadow Girls

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Previously published as The Watercress Girls

A warm-hearted and nostalgic family saga from the bestselling author of THE WINTER BABY and THE NURSEMAID’S SECRET.

Suffolk, 1914

Twelve-year-old Mattie and her little sister Evie lead an idyllic life in the countryside, exploring the meadows and picking watercress in the streams. But little do they know that this perfect childhood won’t last. With the onset of World War I, the country is thrown into turmoil . . .

As the years pass, the girls go on to live very different lives. Mattie travels to Canada and America, whilst Evie remains in England. More than fifty years later, through marriages, deaths, births, war, heartbreak and distance, will these sisters finally be reunited to have their time in the meadows again?

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‘This charming, drama-filled novel certainly packs in all the warmth, wisdom and heartfelt emotions that were the trademarks of Sheila’s writing.’ My Weekly

‘This gently uplifting story is a saga to savour . . . this charming, drama-filled novel certainly packs in all the warmth, wisdom and heartfelt emotions that were the trademarks of her writing . . . a delicious and wonderfully poignant read for long summer evenings.’ Lancashire Evening Post

Praise for Sheila Newberry:

‘So gloriously nostalgic . . . a perfect example of her talent.’ Maureen Lee, bestselling author of The Seven Streets of Liverpool

‘Like having dinner with your mother in her warm and cosy kitchen.’ Diane Allen, bestselling author of For the Sake of Her Family

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