Hello everyone! I just wanted to quickly write a post to share with you which books I will be reading over the festive season. This year, I’ve narrowed it down to just three so that I actually get out the house and do things, so I thought I’d write a little bit about each of them down below.
Christmas at Woolworths by Elaine Everest
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 busy fighting the enemy, 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?
Winter on the Mersey by Annie Groves
For the residents of Empire Street, on Merseyside’s docks, the war against Hitler has been a long one but they all hope that the end is now in sight. Kitty Callaghan is finally coming home and she isn’t the same girl they will remember. Like many others, Kitty has seen her fair share of tradegy and instead of thinking about romance, is determined to do her bit for King and country. When Kitty finds herself stationed alongside Frank Feeny, the brave young officer who has always held a special place in her heart, feelings she thinks are long-buried rise to the surface. Britain is on the verge of victory, but will Kitty embrace the future and learn to love again?
Christmas with the Bomb Girls by Daisy Styles
Christmas is approaching at the Phoenix Munitions Factory, and its going to be one to remember. A factory floor might not be their first choice of a place to spend Christmas, but pulling together and making do is exactly what the Bomb Girls are best at. Gladys, however, back from the singing for the troops in Europe, is quiet as she takes up her place on the cordite line. Her old friends are determined to bring back her spark while they work hard to help their country, as the threat of danger grows ever-closer. What dark secret lies in Gladys’s heart? Will the girls see out another year in a country at war? And, if everyone does their bit, despite the worry, pain and toil, will the Bomb Girls be able to provide a wonderful Christmas for all?
I’m excited to read all three of these, not only because they are my favourite genre but because they have a festive element without them being too in your face. I’m currently about a third of the way through Christmas at Woolworths and am liking it so far but I will let you know what I think of all three of the books in the new year.