Happy Book Birthday to Tania Crosse

Posted on 29th February, 2024

This week sees the book-birthday of The Street of Broken Dreams by saga author Tania Crosse.


The Street of Broken Dreams had the honour of being named the Saga of the Year 2020.


Tania joins me here on my blog to share her special memories of the awards ceremony.


It was such a thrill when THE STREET OF BROKEN DREAMS won this coveted award. I'll always remember the moment the title was read out as the winner. I was so shocked, my husband had to tell me to go up on the stage to receive the award. Not expecting to win, I hadn't prepared an acceptance speech. I think I must have said something like it meant such a lot to me as this book is particularly close to my heart, being set in the London back street where I lived as a small child, and inspired by some of my own parents' wartime experiences, together with my own love of dance and the wartime experiences of my dear ballet mistress. I just wish they had all still been alive to witness the book's success on that wonderful evening.





In the summer of 1945, the nation rejoices as the Second World War comes to an end, but Banbury Street matriarch, Eva Parker, foresees trouble ahead.


Her daughter, Mildred, awaits the return of her fiancé from overseas duty, but how well does she really know the man to whom she so hastily became engaged before he went off to war?


Meanwhile, new neighbour, dancer Cissie Cresswell, hides a terrible secret. The end of the conflict will bring her no release from the brutal night that destroyed her life. Can she ever find her way back?


Under Eva’s stalwart care, can the two young women unite to face the doubt and uncertainty of the future?


Searing emotional drama” – Bookish Jottings


Published in e-book and paperback by Aria Fiction, an imprint of Head of Zeus

Available to download from Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books and GooglePlay

Also available in Large Print and Audio


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Thank you so much, Susanna, for inviting me onto your blog! Greatly appreciated! It was wonderful to think back on the glittering night of the Romantic Novelists' Association awards, when THE STREET OF BROKEN DREAMS won saga of the year 2020. I shall never forget it! Thank you again!