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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.
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?
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
Release Date: 2nd November 2017
Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2iZcivy
Blog Tour Schedule
Here are the stops for yesterday:
Friday 3rd Nov
The publishers Pan Macmillan have kindly given me an extra copy to giveaway. To enter please fill in the rafflecopter below. UK entrants only.
*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.