Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 432 pages
Audiobook Length: 11 hours and 34 minutes
First Published: 2017
In the idyllic village of Chilbury change is afoot. Hearts are breaking as sons and husbands leave to fight, and when the Vicar decides to close the choir until the men return, all seems lost.
But coming together in song is just what the women of Chilbury need in these dark hours, and they are ready to sing. With a little fighting spirit and the arrival of a new musical resident, the charismatic Miss Primrose Trent, the choir is reborn.
Some see the choir as a chance to forget their troubles, others the chance to shine. Though for one villager, the choir is the perfect cover to destroy Chilbury’s new-found harmony.
Quotes from The chilbury ladies choir
And I realized that this is what it’s like to be an adult, learning to pick from a lot of bad choices and do the best you can with that dreadful compromise.
If we don’t think about our death until we die, how can we decide how we want to live?
Human nature defeats me sometimes, how greed and spite can lurk so divisively around the utmost courage and sacrifice.
And isn’t love between two people better than hatred, in this world of violence and mourning? There seemed to me a fragile kindness in their love that survived through this poisonous war. Even though one of them hadn’t.
About jennifer ryan
Jennifer grew up in the British countryside with a penchant for climbing trees and a wonderful grandmother who told her hilarious stories about the Second World War. As an adult, she became a nonfiction book editor, and published her first novel in 2017. Visit the author’s website →