Who knows what secrets lie hidden in your family’s past?
Southern England, 1982.
At 25, single, and under threat of redundancy from her job in a local library, Emily feels as though her life is going nowhere – until the day when Carl comes into the library asking for books about tracing family history.
Carl is baffled by a mystery about his late grandfather: why is the name by which Carl had always known him different from the name on his old passport?
Fascinated as much by Carl himself as by the puzzle he wants to solve, Emily tries to help him find the answers. As their relationship develops, their quest for the truth takes them along a complicated paper-trail which leads, eventually, to the battlefields of the Great War.
In the meantime, Emily discovers that her own family also has its fair share of secrets and lies. And old sins can still cast long shadows…
Can Emily finally lay the ghosts of the past to rest and look forward to a brighter future?
A tale of discovery, love and fate.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Nice Girls Don’t is a fun and entertaining story. The setting of a library could have been slow and quiet, yet this library had an interesting cast working and hanging out there. Carl and Alf become instant friends after meeting at the library one day and Emily, an employee, ends up being the best resource the library has. I found the researching of the heritage of the characters to be interesting. Family history is a past time of mine and I truly enjoy learning about other people’s history. The fact that Carl’s history is set in World War I makes it even more interesting to me. The romance between Carl and Emily is sweet. Their relationship is a slow moving courtship. They have both been hurt in the past and are cautious with their future. Both of them have secrets and know that in order for their friendship to become something more serious they had to come clean and be honest with each other. It was great how willing they both were to share their lives and how accepting of each other they are. If you are looking for a fun and easy ready this is definitely the story for you. From the first page to the very last page I was entertained and could not stop reading. I certainly recommend this book