The Gingerbread Girl

Sheila Newberry

A Christmas novel from the Queen of family saga, Sheila Newberry.

**THE 2016 CHRISTMAS BESTSELLER**

ALL SHE WANTED WAS A PLACE TO CALL HOME – f
or fans of Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, The Gingerbread Girl is a heart-warming novel that's perfect for cold winter nights.

Ill and stuck in hospital over Christmas, seven year old Cora Kelly is excited to receive a visit from her mother, who brings her the gift of a gingerbread man. But little does Cora know that this will be the last time she sees her . . .

As Cora continues her recovery on a farm in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, tragedy strikes her family and she moves back to London with her new guardian, Eliza.

Here they live a happy, if simple, life. But, as the Second World War approaches, and the past comes knocking, everything changes.

Will Cora be able to escape the inevitable, or is she destined to repeat her parents' mistakes?

'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




Publication Date: 20/10/2016
ISBN Ebook: 9781785761713
ISBN Paperback: 9781785761911

Sheila Newberry

About the author

Sheila Newberry was born in Suffolk and spent a lot of time there both before and during the war. She wrote her first 'book' before she was ten - all sixty pages of it - in purple ink. Her family has certainly been her inspiration and she has been published most of her adult life. She spent forty years living in Kent with her husband John on a smallholding, and has nine children and twenty-two lively grandchildren. They retired back to Suffolk where Sheila still lives today.