/ Lead title A heartrending saga of a sister separated from her baby brother by tragedy and prejudice, who will brave the Blitz to bring him to safety / From the author of TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, MOTHER'S ONLY CHILD, and DAUGHTER OF MINE, a top twenty bestseller in 2005. / The first book about the Sullivan family, who will appear in a series of stand-alone sagas. / A rising star of the genre, Anne is tremendously popular at regional events and signings. / Author now writes more than one title a year, essential to reach the top in this market. / Competition: Lyn Andrews, Katie Flynn, Maureen Lee, Annie Murray
Anne Bennett was born in a back-to-back house in the Horsefair district of Birmingham. The daughter of Roman Catholic, Irish immigrants, she grew up in a tight-knit community where she was taught to be proud of her heritage. She considers herself to be an Irish Brummie and feels therefore that she has a foot in both cultures. She has four children and four grandchildren. For many years she taught in schools to the north of Birmingham. An accident put paid to her teaching career and, after moving to North Wales, Anne turned to the other great love of her life and began to write seriously.In 2006, after sixteen years in a wheelchair, Anne began to walk again.
'[Anne Bennett] is blessed with a vivid imagination and a natural aptitude for writing.' Daily Post 'The beauty of Anne's books is that they are about normal people and are sewn through with human emotions which affect us all.' Birmingham Post 'Powerfully written.' The Woman Book Club 'Anne Bennett draws on her own background to give emotional depth to an affecting story populated with rich, beautifully drawn characters.' Choice