Edie's Home for Strays

The emotional Home Front saga that will make you laugh and cry

Edie’s Home for Strays

Published in North America as Edie’s Home for Orphans. This is Mary Jayne Baker’s first historical novel, writing as Gracie Taylor. It will be published by Avon on 27th May 2021.

On the Home Front, one girl is determined to make a difference.

But Edie’s hopes of serving overseas are dashed when she’s sent to be a Land Girl in a sleepy Cumbrian village.

Prue has shut the world out since her son went away to fight. Yet when she’s asked to take in a Land Girl and two little evacuees from London, she has no choice.

Edie’s heart breaks, seeing the children’s cold welcome. But when the evacuees take in a stray puppy, even Prue can’t say no.

Edie realises Applefield Manor could become a sanctuary. But can she persuade Prue to open her heart, and her home?

A moving, uplifting wartime story that fans of Dilly Court will love.

‘A plucky heroine whose heart embraces any stray animal amidst a cast of believable characters you can’t help caring for – this is a moving story of friendship and love set against the backdrop of the Second World War’ Molly Green, author of A Sister’s Courage