Audio version

The Wheelwright Girl

Previously published as Wheels of Grace by Hale Books in hardback with Large Print by Magna

The Wheelwright Girl now published in e-book and paperback by JOFFE BOOKS and in audiobook by WFHowes, read by Emma Powell.

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Also available in Large Print from your local library published by WF Howes

Grace Dannings has lived her entire young life in the safe and idyllic Dartmoor village of Walkhampton. Working as a maid at a farm within sight of her own humble family home, her only wish is that nothing will ever change in her contented, happy existence. But it is May 1914 and the village is alive with talk of the situation in Europe. When war breaks out, its ugly tentacles reach everyone in the village, leaving no one untouched among Grace's family, neighbours and friends.

Grace sees it as her duty to step into the breach wherever she is needed, beginning with the wheelwrights' at the heart of the village. Grappling with her own anguish and loss, she later discovers supreme fulfilment in a new vocation, but at what personal cost?

A poignant, sensitive and intensely moving account of one village's war and the endurance of those who wait at home for news of their loved ones.


Brilliant author! - Amazon reader

Thoughtful, powerful and historically illuminating - Tavistock Times Gazette

Heartfelt. Had me in tears. - Booklover Bev

Moving page-turner, building in suspense - Reading Addict