Home is Where the Heart is Author:Joan Jonker When fun-loving, eighteen-stone Eileen Gillmoss announces that she's having a baby, her husband Bill thinks it's another of her jokes. After all, it's twelve years since Edna, their youngest, was born. But when it sinks in that a baby really is on the way, Bill is over the moon and decides the family should move out of their two-up two-down te... more »rraced house in Liverpool to one with more spacious accomodation.
Eileen digs her heels in first, reluctant to leave the house she loves and friends and neighbours so dear. But a scare in the early stages of her pregnancy strengthens Bill's resolve to provide a more comfortable home for his wife and he finds the answer when a house becomes available in the road where her best friends Mary and Harry Sedgemoor live. Before Eileen knows what's hit her, she's installed in a smart home in a tree-lined road with posh new neighbours.
Then tragedy strikes and Eileen must come to terms with a loss far greater than leaving her beloved neighbourhood. She tries to put on a brave face, but she can't fool the people who love her, who miss the smile on that round, chubby face and the laughter ringing through her house. They vow to make amends and fate steps in to lend a hand.
Packed with sympathetic characters and a wealth of emotions, Joan Jonker's Liverpool sagas, including When One Door Closes and Man Of The House, bring to life a close-knit Liverpudlian community in a bygone age.« less