Friday 22 March 2024

πŸ“– Blog Tour ~ The Teashop Girls at War by Elaine Everest

14 March 2024

#3 Teashop Girls series

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

It is 1942, and with the country still at war, the girls who work for Joe Lyons are praying for their loved ones to return home safely.

Happily married, Rose is busy with staffing problems at the teashop with many women taking on war work. Rose dreams of her husband’s return while trying to keep everyone happy. 

Lily has her own worries when the father of her daughter appears back in her life with no explanation. Katie longs for a family of her own, so when a handsome airman arrives on the scene will she have her head turned?

At Sea View Guest House Flora, wary of a relationship and marriage, is fearful of letting her feelings for John Bentley develop further especially as she has her guests to be mindful of. 

Anya is torn, having given birth to a beautiful baby boy who is the spitting image of his father, who has been taken as a prisoner of war. Presented with a chance to save him, Anya confides in her friends, leaving her son in their care. 

With the uncertainty of the future, can the Teashop girls overcome their personal battles. The Teashop Girls at War is the third instalment in the Teashop Girls series.

πŸ“– My Review..

It’s always such a pleasure to return to the world of The Teashop Girls and this third instalment in the series certainly shows just how complicated their lives have become especially as the teashop girls are juggling not just their homes and families, but also some find themselves caught up in a dangerous world far away from the safer environment of Sea View Guest House.

I enjoy reading of the lives of these stalwart women who not only keep the home fires burning amidst nightly bombing raids in and around Margate and Ramsgate but  they also show a strength of character in their quest to keep the reputation of the J Lyon’s Tearooms surviving in a world of rationing and making do.

The history of the time is beautifully recreated and there is a real sense of living through a time of war when people were being asked to make sacrifices above and beyond what could reasonably be expected. With a more sinister edge this time, I followed Anya’s story with particular interest and hoped everything would work out for this brave young mother.

The Teashop Girls at War is a lovely story about the power of friendship. It sits comfortably within the series and whilst all these stories may be read as a standalone it really is advisable to start at the beginning as that way you can appreciate the author’s skilful story telling and her distinct way of bringing all her characters to life.

Elaine Everest, author of bestselling novels The Woolworths Girls, The Butlins Girls, Christmas at Woolworths and The Teashop Girls, was born and brought up in north-west Kent, where many of her books are set. She has been a freelance writer for twenty-seven years and has written widely for women’s magazines and national newspapers, both short stories and features. Her non-fiction books for dog owners have been very popular and led to her broadcasting on radio about our four-legged friends. Elaine has been heard discussing many topics on radio, from canine subjects to living with a husband under her feet when redundancy looms.

Twitter / X @ElaineEverest #TheTeashipGirlsAtWar

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  1. Than k you so much for your loverly review. Elaine xx


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