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Head of Zeus
The Girl in the Pink Raincoat
The Girl in the Pink Raincoat: A gripping World War 2 saga, perfect for fans of Dilly Court by Alrene Hughes

In wartime it takes courage to follow your heart.

Manchester, 1939.

Everyone hated the heat and the deafening noise, but for Gracie the worst thing was the smell of chemicals that turned her stomach every morning when she arrived at the Rosenberg Raincoats factory.

Gracie is a girl on the factory floor. Jacob is the boss's charismatic nephew. When they fall in love, it seems as if the whole world is against them – especially Charlie Nuttall, who also works at the factory and has always wanted Gracie for himself.

But worse is to come when Jacob disappears and Gracie is devastated, vowing to find him. Can she solve the mystery of his whereabouts? Gracie will need all her strength and courage to find a happy ending.

Head of Zeus * Saga
12 Jul 2018 * 416pp * £4.49 * 9781788543958
'Difficult to put down ... A strong and riveting story'
Historical Novel Society
'A beautiful and powerful novel not only about a young woman and a first love ... An outstanding novel that I highly recommend!'
Dandelions Inspired
'I LOVE The Girl in the Pink Raincoat. It's engaging and entertaining'
Bits About Books
'Absolutely a full five stars!'
Grace J Reviewer Lady
'The author has one of those writing styles that draws you in and refuses to let you go ... The author uses such powerful and realistic descriptions that I really did feel as though I had travelled back through time in a time machine and that I was part of the story myself'
Ginger Book Geek
'A wonderful mix of intrigue, passion, romance, heartache, devastation, mystery, underhanded tactics, friendship and strength'
Dash Fan
'I love a romance set in war time and this was amazing. I cannot recommend it highly enough'
Chells and Books
Alrene Hughes
Alrene Hughes
Alrene Hughes grew up in Belfast and has lived in Manchester for most of her adult life. She worked for British Telecom and the BBC before training as an English teacher. After teaching for twenty years, she retired and now writes full-time.
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