A heart-warming novel from 'the queen of family saga'
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.
A lovely warm hearted read * Echoes in an Empty Room *
There are plenty of shocks and hidden family secrets to entice the reader along the way. A gentle non demanding family saga -- Anita Moyes * Goodreads Reviewer *
This is a book packed with detailed nostalgia of the era, showing thorough knowledge and research by the author * Rosie Amber Book Reviews *
Hay Bales And Hollyhocks is an incredibly nostalgic book which addresses every situation as it would have been in the midst of war (...) this is a great war time novel which earns its place alongside Sheila Newbury's bestselling Bicycles And Blackberries * Blooming Fiction *