Blog Tour: The Girl in the Pink Raincoat Review and Giveaway

Today it’s my turn on the blog tour for The Girl in the Pink Raincoat by Alrene Hughes. I’m hosting a review and giveaway of this wartime saga set in Manchester in a raincoat factory.

The Girl in the pink raincoat

Book Description

When a factory girl and a Jewish businessman fall in love it seems that the whole world is against them.

Manchester, 1939. On the eve of war Gracie Earnshaw is working in Rosenberg’s Raincoat factory – a job she hates – but her life is about to be turned upside down when she falls in love with Jacob, the boss’s charismatic nephew.

Through Jacob, with his ambitions to be a writer, Gracie glimpses another world: theatre, music and prejudice. But their forbidden romance is cut short when Jacob is arrested and tragedy unfolds.

Gracie struggles with heartbreak, danger and old family secrets, but the love of her first sweetheart comes back to her in an unexpected way giving her the chance of a new life and happiness.

My Review

I love reading wartime dramas, and The Girl in the Pink Raincoat doesn’t disappoint. Gracie is a delightful character always happy and telling stories. She is about to marry jewish businessman Jacob at the registry office, but he never shows up. When they eventually get word, he’s been arrested as an enemy. Her life is now thrown in turmoil and she’s determined to find out what has happened.

The book is cleverly written and really hard to put down. You get absorbed into Gracie’s world as she turns heartbreak into determination. I read it over a couple of nights. A fantastic easy reading book, with lots of secrets you want to know!

I’m giving The Girl in the Pink Raincoat 5 out of 5 stars.

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Blog Tour

Here are the other bloggers on the tour this week.

 The Girl in the Pink Raincoat


Head of Zeus publishers have kindly agreed to giveaway two hardback copies of The Girl in the Pink Raincoat to two of you. All you have to do to enter is fill in the rafflecopter widget below.



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  1. Angela MacDonald
    1st August 2018 / 8:18 pm

    Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine is the best book I’ve read this summer so far

  2. Janine H
    1st August 2018 / 7:09 pm

    The Break by Marian Keyes

  3. Adrian Bold
    1st August 2018 / 6:33 pm

    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

  4. Wendy Guy
    1st August 2018 / 9:53 am


  5. janine atkin
    1st August 2018 / 8:30 am

    Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher

  6. Katrina Adams
    31st July 2018 / 9:24 pm

    At the moment I am reading The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams but I am dying to read Safe books that the Neflix series is based on.

  7. Samantha O'D
    31st July 2018 / 9:20 pm

    The last book i read was by Martina Cole. I have a newborn at home so its been a while since i read. Hoping to get into reading again soon

  8. carol boffey
    31st July 2018 / 1:32 pm

    great giveaway

  9. jamie Banks
    31st July 2018 / 8:24 am

    i lovely romance book x

  10. Christine Lockley
    30th July 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Damaged – Martina Cole is top of my list

  11. sheri Darby
    30th July 2018 / 8:48 pm

    Not That Sort Of Girl by Mary Wesley

  12. Rebecca Whatmore (@0zzyhog)
    30th July 2018 / 8:02 pm

    Bridget Jones’s Baby

  13. sadie coffin
    30th July 2018 / 9:36 am

    The perfectly imperfect woman by Milly Johnson

  14. paula cheadle
    29th July 2018 / 11:46 pm

    the promise by Lesley Pearse

  15. Sylvia Paul
    29th July 2018 / 9:52 pm

    I love to read romance books, one of my favourite is One in a Million by by Lindsey Kelk

  16. 24th July 2018 / 10:46 pm

    I’m still trying to finish the latest jack reacher that I laid my hands on at my mums library:)

  17. Angela Kelly
    19th July 2018 / 3:43 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading numbers two and three in Angela Marson’s series.

  18. Helen Arlow
    14th July 2018 / 7:40 pm

    Million love songs by Carole Matthews x

  19. Nadia Josephine
    13th July 2018 / 2:36 pm

    I am reading Thank you for Smoking by Christopher Buckley! It is really worth a read!

  20. Michelle Smith
    12th July 2018 / 9:22 pm

    The cake shop in the garden by Carole Matthews

  21. Laura Pritchard
    12th July 2018 / 8:39 pm

    I enjoyed The Girl in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware!

  22. Ellen Stafford
    12th July 2018 / 7:44 pm

    I love a good romantic novel. I also love historical novels too. Thanks for the chance x

  23. Laura Jeffs
    12th July 2018 / 5:51 pm

    It would have to be the excellent The Shadow Hour

  24. Ruth Harwood
    12th July 2018 / 1:29 pm

    My summer choice is sabaa tahir’s Reaper at the gates!

  25. Emma C
    12th July 2018 / 12:52 pm

    I love a good romance in the summer, although at the moment I’m reading this is going to hurt which is really funny.

  26. Claire Woods
    11th July 2018 / 8:20 pm

    The Brighton Mermaid by Dorothy Koomson.

  27. Rosie Marshall
    11th July 2018 / 8:05 pm

    This sounds like a great book! It’s not often I pick up a book anymore, but when I do, it would be ‘Looptail’ by Brune Poon Tip. Its a book about him building his business from his garage and its moving the way he carries on the passion within the business.

  28. Margaret Gallagher
    11th July 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Intriguing read – hope im lucky to be reading this summer

  29. 11th July 2018 / 3:51 pm

    I’ve just finished Unseen Things Above by Catherine Fox and loved it so i’ll be searching out her other books to read over the summer

  30. Annabel Greaves
    11th July 2018 / 12:19 pm

    I love a good crime novel, I am currently reading The Fear by CL Taylor x

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