Coming soon – the second book in the feel-good new Cornish Girls series, following Wartime with the Cornish Girls
It’s 1941, and Christmas is approaching in St. Ives…
Shy Lily wishes she could hide from the war. But when her friend Eva asks if Lily will join her in working at an officers’ convalescent home in St. Ives, Lily can’t refuse. There are officers to nurse back to health, and a Christmas party to plan…
Eva came to St. Ives to be near Max, the stranger who almost gave his life to protect hers. But now she’s there, the wounded pilot just keeps pushing her away.
Rose can’t help envying beautiful Eva, who turns too many heads. But when she suspects the orphanage next door is mistreating its charges, Eva is the only one who can help her uncover the truth…
Together, can they give the children, and the officers, the Christmas they all so deserve?
A heartwarming tale of sisterhood in wartime, for fans of Nancy Revell and Donna Douglas.
Available on NetGalley
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Christmas with the Cornish Girls by Betty Walker is a great WWII-era historical fiction saga and is the second book in the Cornish Girls series. I really enjoyed it! I really loved the first book, Wartime with the Cornish Girls, so I knew I had to read on. This is a great series focussing on three friends: Eva, Lily, and Rose and their combined and respective experiences, struggles, and daily lives in England during WWII. I really enjoyed following along as these three women sifted through all of the trials, tribulations, and obstacles thrown their way in their attempts to help out in the war effort, find their own respective purposes and dreams for the future, all while trying to bring Christmas hope and cheer to officers and local children. I always enjoy a novel with strong female characters and friendships/bonds. It is always so refreshing and empowering. I also enjoyed the uplifting and positive ending. Looking forward to the next book. 5/5 stars Thank you NG and Avon Books UK for this wonderful arc and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion. I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Amazon, Instagram, and B&N accounts upon publication.
Betty Walker whatcan I say another brilliant book. If you love family saga and wartime you must read this series I still feel like I am actually part of the storyline. Cant wait to read more by this author. Thank you Netgalley for my ARC I feel so privileged
Lovely. Delightful. Heartwarming. I absolutely loved this second book in the Cornish Girls series. Set in Cornwall during WWII this book centres around Lily, Eva and Hazel (the three women from the first book) with the addition of Rose. The author created strong and multi faceted characters that you will instantly love. I was cheering them on through the entire book. The setting was perfect and I could easily picture the convalescent home and the orphanage. While the book is full of love stories, it also touches on many important things that people lived through during the war. From air raids, orphans, injured soldiers, rationing to the etiquette of that era, this book shows you just what people had to endure to survive. I couldn’t put this book down and read until sunrise. Reading it transported me to Cornwall and I felt I was there with them. It takes a wonderful author to pull you into a. story and make you not want to leave. If you love romance and historical fiction then this is a must read for you. Thank you to Avon Books UK, Harper Collins and NetGalley for inviting me to read the second instalment in this series. It was a pleasure to read this book. I can’t wait to read more about these women.