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.
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.
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.
You can read an extract here
Here are the other bloggers on the tour this week.
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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