Blog Tour: Christmas at Woolworths – Review and Giveaway

Random thing about me ~ When I was a teenager I worked at Woolworths until I got made redundant when they went into administration. It was the end of an era. As a kid I would pop into my local Woolies on a Saturday and get the latest single on cassette and pick up a tub of pic ‘n’ mix. Those were the best days!

Anyway back to the point. I have just finished reading  Christmas at Woolworths by Elaine Everest. You may remember I read The Butlins Girls by Elaine back in the Summer. Which was fantastic by the way!

So I’m extremely happy to be on the blog tour today with Christmas at Woolworths. As usual before you get to my review I want to tell you a little about this book.

Christmas at Woolworths

Book Description

Even though there was a war on, the Woolworths girls brought Christmas cheer to their customers

Best friends Sarah, Maisie and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. With their loved ones away on the front line, their bonds of friendship strengthen each day. Betty Billington is the manager at Woolworths, and a rock for the girls, having given up on love . . . Until a mysterious stranger turns up one day – could he reignite a spark in Betty?

As the year draws to a close, and Christmas approaches, the girls must rely on each other to navigate the dark days that lie ahead . . . 

With so much change, can their friendship survive the war?

My Review

Christmas at Woolworths follows on from The Woolworths Girls, so we get to go back to the lives of Sarah, Maisie and Freda and see what they are up to. The author uses the Woolworths stores as the base and setting of her book. It brings back fond memories to me, of the type of friendships I made during my time working for the iconic high street chain.

This book is one of those feel good types. Although there is the undertone of wartime running throughout. Still it shares the neighbourly friendships and how everyone pulls together knowing their loved ones are out there fighting.

Christmas at Woolworths is a wonderful read this Winter. 5 out of 5 stars from me! Snuggle up with a hot chocolate and be taken back in time.

Information about the Book

Title: Christmas at Woolworths

Author: Elaine Everest

Genre: Historical Saga

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Format: Paperback

Release Date: 2nd November 2017

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35078050-christmas-at-woolworths

Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2iZcivy

Blog Tour Schedule

Christmas at Woolworths Banner

Here are the stops for yesterday:

Friday 3rd Nov

Blooming Fiction

Big Book Little Book

Giveaway

The publishers Pan Macmillan have kindly given me an extra copy to giveaway. To enter please fill in the rafflecopter below. UK entrants only.

GOOD LUCK!

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*Terms and Conditions – There is one copy Christmas at Woolworths to giveaway. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter.com from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter and/or email. The winner will have 28 days to respond with a valid UK address before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway. 

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed this review.

*I was sent a copy of Christmas in Woolworths in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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43 Comments

  1. Natalie Crossan
    30th November 2017 / 11:02 pm

    The advent calendar 🙂 xxx

  2. Andrea F
    30th November 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Baking cookies

  3. Adrian Bold
    30th November 2017 / 7:50 pm

    We always have an ‘adults only’ party on Christmas Eve which is a lot of fun… 🙂

  4. Miss Tracy Hanson
    30th November 2017 / 6:39 pm

    CHRISTMAS EVE: It’s tea and bath, into pyjama’s to watch a film cuddled up on the sofa under snuggle blankets and then putting NINE carrots (of course you can’t forget Rudolph) out for the reindeer before bed.

  5. Tammy Neal
    30th November 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Opening a present on Christmas eve x

  6. Diana
    30th November 2017 / 1:55 pm

    big family lunch 🙂

  7. CAROL PATRICK
    30th November 2017 / 1:26 pm

    We love singing Christmas carols whilst wrapping all the presents

  8. Lynn Woodcock
    30th November 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Surrounding myself with chocolate 😲

  9. Jodie A Green
    30th November 2017 / 9:54 am

    leaving treats for santa and his reindeer

  10. Meryl Thomas
    29th November 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Putting up the tree and decorating it on Christmas Eve

  11. Jo Hutchinson
    29th November 2017 / 8:27 pm

    My favourite tradition is helping to prepare Christmas dinner

  12. Angela Kelly
    29th November 2017 / 5:24 pm

    We always have new pjs on Christmas Eve.

  13. ADEINNE TONNER
    29th November 2017 / 1:50 pm

    It has to be eating breakfast together as a family before we open Christmas Presents together

  14. john prendergast
    29th November 2017 / 10:29 am

    having all the family together on xmas day

  15. Kev Cannon
    28th November 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Christmas dinner with the family and then a nap during the queen’s speech

  16. Angie Mcdonald
    28th November 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Cooking breakfast together as a family on Christmas morning!

  17. fiona waterworth
    28th November 2017 / 5:39 pm

    Seeing santa on the steam trains of the nymr we have done this for 30 years

  18. Rich Tyler
    28th November 2017 / 12:31 am

    Watching ELF!

  19. Angela Treadway
    27th November 2017 / 11:57 pm

    putting the tree up and decorating it with my children x

  20. iain maciver
    27th November 2017 / 11:11 pm

    decorating the tree and being with all my family

  21. Patricia Avery
    27th November 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Decorating our tree with ornaments from my childhood, my two children and now my grandchildren. A true family tree, very cluttered but every year it re-kindles so many happy memories 🙂

  22. Iris W
    23rd November 2017 / 9:33 am

    Spending time with my family in Switzerland and enjoy a Gluhwein outside in the snow on Christmas eve

  23. Lorraine Stone
    21st November 2017 / 9:38 am

    We love to have a takeawy with Dad on Christmas Eve

  24. vivian allman
    15th November 2017 / 6:41 pm

    we always set the table on Christmas Eve for Christmas Day dinner, it always looks lovely and we enjoy doing it.. 🙂

  25. Sally Collingwood
    15th November 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I used to work in Woolworths, many moons ago!

  26. francis lee
    12th November 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Christmas dinner is my fave tradition

  27. Christine Lockley
    10th November 2017 / 7:41 pm

    A visit to the cinema on Christmas Eve

  28. 6th November 2017 / 9:12 am

    My favourite tradition is… okay I have too many! Here is one I love – Going to see the lights on a local street which raises money for charity.

  29. 6th November 2017 / 9:09 am

    Oh I loved Woolworths! I was gutted when they closed. They had the best pic n mix, I always bought music singles there and they did great bargains too on stationary. #endofanera #LuckyLinky

  30. claire glace
    5th November 2017 / 6:56 pm

    A wonderful family meal……

  31. 5th November 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Having chilli themed decorations around the house – our chilli fairy lights always puzzle people!

  32. Solange
    5th November 2017 / 2:19 am

    Leaving milk and cookies for Santa.

  33. cheryl hadfield
    4th November 2017 / 9:28 pm

    all opening ours presents together on Christmas morning

  34. Andrea Upton
    4th November 2017 / 8:58 pm

    My favourite tradition is making a gingerbread house with the children on Christmas Eve

  35. Ellen Stafford
    4th November 2017 / 7:12 pm

    We always watch Santa Claus: The Movie on Christmas Eve…..love it!

  36. amyybondoc 1 witham walk
    4th November 2017 / 4:58 pm

    leaving treats out for santa!!

  37. Laura Jeffs
    4th November 2017 / 3:26 pm

    I love getting the whole family involved in decorating our Christmas tree 🙂 xx

  38. Margaret Gallagher
    4th November 2017 / 11:17 am

    Making a decoration for the Christmas tree
    The little ones design and paint one every Christmas

  39. Elaine Everest
    4th November 2017 / 10:33 am

    Thank you for your generous review, Rachel. It’s beginning to fee a lot like Christmas! xx
    Elaine xx

  40. Annabel Greaves
    4th November 2017 / 10:10 am

    I love watching my children in their Christmas plays

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