Relaxing in the warm summer sunshine, Angelica's peace is shattered by the sound of gunfire above her. The Battle of Britain is in full swing and as she witnesses a German aircraft plunge to earth close to her she realises her young life is about to change. Angelica defies her hard-hearted father to enroll as a trainee nurse and is sent to a hospital in Portsmouth. The regular bombing of the Naval dockyards means Angelica is soon nursing badly injured sailors and civilians. The arrival of the American forces means another momentous change to her life. A chance meeting with a handsome GI leads to love and a whirlwind romance as Angelica and Julio marry just before he leaves to join his unit in France. As the weeks and months pass Angelica becomes more and more concerned at the lack of news from Julio, has he been captured or killed in the fierce fighting? At the end of the war Angelica, still unsure of the fate of her husband, volunteers to nurse concentration camp victims in order to go to war torn Europe in the vain hope of finding her husband. Will she find happiness?
Growing up in a large family Davida often escaped the hustle and bustle of a noisy and busy household by becoming engrossed in reading and writing short stories. Leaving school at 15 years, and then marrying and having children prevented her from taking her passion for writing further although she did continue to write short stories and poems for her children. It wasn't until she retired that she took up her passion for writing again and joined a writers group after her first novel was published. She realised that there was more to writing than just putting the story on paper. She attends the group which meets weekly and along with others receives support and encouragement in the way of feedback and honest critique.
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