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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*Terms and Conditions – There are 2 copies of The Girl in the Pink Raincoat to giveaway. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winners will be selected at random via rafflecopter from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter and/or email. The winners will have 28 days to respond with a name and address for shipping before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK and Republic of Ireland entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties. The winners details will be passed to Head of Zeus publishers for delivery of the prize. 


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Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Helen Arlow
    July 14, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    Million love songs by Carole Matthews x

  2. Nadia Josephine
    July 13, 2018 / 2:36 pm

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

  3. Michelle Smith
    July 12, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    The cake shop in the garden by Carole Matthews

  4. Laura Pritchard
    July 12, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    I enjoyed The Girl in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware!

  5. Ellen Stafford
    July 12, 2018 / 7:44 pm

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

  6. Laura Jeffs
    July 12, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    It would have to be the excellent The Shadow Hour

  7. Ruth Harwood
    July 12, 2018 / 1:29 pm

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

  8. Emma C
    July 12, 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.

  9. Claire Woods
    July 11, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    The Brighton Mermaid by Dorothy Koomson.

  10. Rosie Marshall
    July 11, 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.

  11. Margaret Gallagher
    July 11, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Intriguing read – hope im lucky to be reading this summer

  12. July 11, 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

  13. Annabel Greaves
    July 11, 2018 / 12:19 pm

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

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