Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Blog Tour ~ The Triumph of the Shipyard Girls by Nancy Revell

Delighted to host one of today’s stops on this blog tour

13 March 2020

Shipyard Girls #8

My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book
and the invitation to be part of the blog tour

Head-welder Rosie is just about managing to keep her double life hidden from little sister Charlotte’s prying eyes. But Charlotte senses something is up and, with a secret this big, the truth is bound to come out.

After a whirlwind wedding, Polly must bid farewell to her sweetheart as he returns to the front line.

And there is something odd about yard manager Helen’s newest recruit Bel. But in resolving to uncover the truth, Helen might discover more than she bargained for…

What did I think about it..

As always, the author sets the scene perfectly as the intrepid shipyard girls are, once again, caught up in the daily goings on in this close knit community. Those who have followed this heart warming series from the beginning will be delighted to be reacquainted with old friends, especially as this book follows on directly from Christmas with the Shipyard Girls.

The Triumph of the Shipyard Girls takes us further into the lives of Rosie and Charlotte, we understand Polly's worry as her new husband is sent back to the front line and Helen, the shipyard, manager is about to uncover some uncomfortable secrets. Throughout it all the girls cope with heartbreak and sadness in their personal lives but never fail to support each other through good times and bad. The characters who flit into and out of the story have their own particular charm, some I like more than others, but all of them have a role to play, and I think that's what the author has done so well in this series, connecting the characters with the readers on an emotional level.

The area of Sunderland around the shipyard comes alive as only someone who knows the area well can provide, I especially enjoy the vernacular, and during the banter between the friends I have a strong geordie accent in my head whenever one of them speaks.

This is now the eighth book in the series and I for those who enjoy wartime sagas and who have so far missed out, I would recommend that you start right at the beginning, and enjoy this series from book one. You won't be disappointed.

Nancy Revell is the pen name of writer and journalist Amanda Revell Walton, who has worked for the national press for the past 25 years, providing them with hard-hitting news stories and in-depth features. She has also worked for just about every woman’s magazine, writing amazing and inspirational true life stories.

Twitter @arevellwalton #TheShipyardGirls



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