When Isobel Morton takes over the cafe in Lichfield's market square, she has big plans.
Soon renamed The Victory Cafe, with a menu that delights despite rations, the girls who work at the Vic are swept away by Belle's lust for life.
Among the regular customers is a trio of soldiers from the nearby American base and waitress Dorrie Goodman soon befriends them, learning about jazz and romance in the process.
But the stifling morality of a Midlands town in the 40s cannot accommodate such a friendship; jealously, hatred and the weight of public disapproval combine to precipitate a tragedy.
It is not until many years after the war that friendship and reconciliation can begin to heal the wounds of the past ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/11/2016
- Category: Romance
- ISBN: 9781471159121