Last year I was lucky enough to have the chance to read Christmas at Woolworths by Elaine Everest. Now I’m back having read her latest book – A Gift From Woolworths. Like it’s predecessor, A Gift From Woolworths is one of those festive curl up on the sofa with a hot chocolate reads. Before I share my review, here is a little about this wonderful book.
Book Description – A Gift From Woolworths
Will the war be over by Christmas?
As the war moves into 1945 the lives of the women of Woolworths continue. When store manager, Betty Billington, announces she is expecting Douglas’s baby her future life is about to change more than she expects.
Freda has fallen in love with the handsome Scottish engineer but will it end happily?
Maisie loves being a mother and also caring for her two nieces although she still has her own dreams. When her brother appears on the scene he brings unexpected danger to the family.
Meanwhile Sarah dreams of her husband’s return and a cottage with roses around the door but Woolworths beckons.
Will our girls sail into times of peace, or will they experience more heartache and sorrow? With a wedding on the horizon, surely only happiness lies ahead – or does it?
What I Thought
Although this is from the Woolworths Girls collection it can be read as a standalone novel. Just like Christmas at Woolworths this book is a feel good book and one whose characters you love and care for. I know if this is the first one in the series you have read you will want to go back and read the rest.
I think A Gift From Woolworths is my favourite so far. It’s full of life, crime and intrigue, love and tragedy and most of all friendship. I do believe it deserves more credit than just a wartime saga. You cannot find a character like Betty in your normal saga!
The book was over to soon for me. I loved following the lives of the Woolworths girls, and I bet it will be one of Elaine’s top bestsellers.
A cracking 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Information about the book
Title: A Gift From Woolworths (Woolworths Girls)
Author: Elaine Everest
Release Date: 31st August 2018
Genre: Historical Saga
Elaine Everest, author of Bestselling novels The Woolworths Girls, The Butlins Girls, Christmas at Woolworths, and Wartime at Woolworths was born and brought up in North West Kent, where many of her books are set. She has been a freelance writer for twenty years and has written widely for women’s magazines and national newspapers, with both short stories and features. Her non-fiction books for dog owners have been very popular and led to broadcasting on radio about our four-legged friends. Elaine has been heard discussing many topics on radio from canine subjects to living with a husband under her feet when redundancy looms.
When she isn’t writing, Elaine runs The Write Place creative writing school at The Howard Venue in Hextable, Kent and has a long list of published students.
Elaine lives with her husband, Michael, and their Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Henry, in Swanley, Kent and is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, The Crime Writers Association, The Society of Women Writers & Journalists and The Society of Authors.
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Thanks to Faye Rogers for the copy.
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