Victory for the Cornish Girls

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Pub Date 25 Apr 2024 | Archive Date Not set

Description

The brand new heartwarming instalment in the Cornish Girls series perfect for fans of Ginny Bell and Elaine Everest

Will the Cornish girls come out on top once the war is finally over?

Bude, Cornwall 1944.

Even in Cornwall, the war shows no signs of slowing…

When tragic circumstances force Alice to give up her spy training, she is distraught. That is, until she’s asked to join a specialist group of codebreakers who might just find the key to winning the war.

Young Imogen feels impotent to help her beloved Cornwall as war rages on. When she suspects the attractive new Vicar of betraying their country, she's determined to uncover his deceit.

Meanwhile, American Pearl - entertainer to the troops – pours her heart into into the war effort to boost morale, despite being jilted by her sweetheart. Can she find a home, and maybe even a family, in Bude?

As the war continues to rage on, will the Cornish Girls make it through to victory together?

Readers love Victory for the Cornish Girls:

Absolutely love this saga. Can't get enough of the storylines and characters’ NetGalley review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘What a good read’ NetGalley review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The Cornish Girls have been one of my favourite wartime series of all time and both starting and ending the war with them over the years has been a true joy to read’ NetGalley review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A nice romantic story of three girls trying to find love at the end of WWII’ NetGalley review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The book was so amazing! It was very well written, and the plot line very well. I would highly recommend this book’ NetGalley review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wonderful characters’ NetGalley review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A brilliant family saga’ NetGalley review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The brand new heartwarming instalment in the Cornish Girls series perfect for fans of Ginny Bell and Elaine Everest

Will the Cornish...


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1944, England. Alice's last assignment with the Secret Intelligence Service went badly, George Cotterill offers her a job at Eastern House, as a code breaker and when Alice’s family first moved to Cornwall they worked as cleaners in the building.

Imogen returns to her sister’s boarding house in Bude, Florence has just married Sergeant Miles Miller, he’s a member of Second Battalion of the US Rangers and the troops have recently moved. They have been scaling the rugged Cornish cliffs and preforming mock battles on the beaches and getting ready for D-Day. Imogen is secretly working undercover for the government, her job is to trail and report anyone who could be passing information onto the Germans and could the new vicar be one of them?

Pearl is American, she was an entertainer for the troops and she fell in love with the wrong man, pearl's staying at the boarding house in Bude and trying to work out what to do next. Pearl offers to help at Stratton Hospital, everything is ready and they know the battle is immanent.

Doctor Fredrick Tyson and his two children Clara and Toby move to Bude, and he’s going to work at the hospital, he’s staying at the guest house. The sound of a plane flying over or air raid siren makes him panic and he feels weak.

When the prime minister announces on the radio that the first paratroopers have landed on French soil on the 6th of June 1944 at 8am everyone in England is listening, they want the war to end, but they know the British and Allied troops will suffer heavy loses, sons, husbands and fathers will be killed or injured, and the people in Bude wait anxiously for updates.

I received a copy of Victory for the Cornish Girl by Betty Walker from Avon Books UK and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This story is told from the points of view of Alice, Imogen and Pearl, and it includes other characters from the previous books, Florence, Billy, Miles, Penny and John, Joe and Violet, George and Patrick, Lily and Tristan, Sheila and Arnold, and new comers, Richard the reverend, Fredrick, Clara and Toby. I have read all the novels in The Cornish Girls Series, I know book six is the last one and it felt bitter sweet reading it.

The narrative focuses on how the war is almost over, but life in England isn’t easy and the long term stress is taking it's tole. However couples marry and babies are born, life goes on and they can't give up.

Five stars from me, when I read D-Day had started, I felt sad and emotional, with Betty Walker’s vivid descriptions of Cornwall and I have formed a real connection to the characters, I cared about them and how they endured years of hardship and suffering.

The war did created opportunities for women, Alice grew up and become a strong women and she did her bit and England was victorious. If you enjoy reading historical fiction set during the Second World War, I highly recommend Betty Walker's The Cornish Girls Series and the end!!

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Thanks to the Publisher and Netgalley for a nearly review copy.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all the books in this series.

The story was well written.

Alice arrives back in Cornwall after she was injured and lost the man she was in love with during the last assignment whist undercover.

She is asked to join a team of code breakers and as she has decided not to do spy training anymore, she agrees..

Imogen’s next task is to be around the new vicar, as it’s thought that he could be a spy.

Pearl, who used to be in a group that used to dance and entertain the Americans is not that happy as she’s been let down by the person she loved.

I recommend this book.

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What a great read. I love these books, often with lots of interwoven family members and this one did not disappoint. Set towards the end of WW2 in Bude, Cornwall, the story tells us of Alice, Imogen and Pearl, all who have had their hearts broken recently and how the end of the war helped them to learn and love again. The depth of the characters were a testimony to the author - I do love a strong independent woman and all three ladies were no exception! Thanks to Net Galley for the advanced copy.

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Another wonderful read from Betty Walker. I loved the characters especially Alice, Imogen and Pearl. This was a heart warming story of love. friendship and romance at a very difficult time during the war. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these stories and following the lives of the characters. Beautifully written and a great story line which was difficult to out down.

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I have loved following this series & this last one did not disappoint.
So well written & easy to read with some wonderful well developed characters.
If you enjoy a wartime saga then I am sure you will enjoy this series.
Alice unfortunately came to harm on her last secret mission as well as losing the man she loved while they were undercover.
She returns to Cornwall as she is injured & gives up her spy training.
When she is ashes to be part of a team of code breakers she jumps at the chance to be involved once again.
Imogen is involved in shadowing the new vicar as he is believed to be betraying his country.
Pearl an American is an entertainer to the troops but is feeling very down at being jilted by her sweetheart.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this whole series.

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The war is nearly over but the girls from Cornwall still have work to do and lives to lead. This is the last book in this series and I would recommend reading all six books in order if you are able so you can follow the girls and their lives in Cornwall. 5 stars.

Thanks to Netgalley, author and publisher for this ARC

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This is book number 6 in The Cornish Girls series.
It takes ne a few chapters to remember who everyone is and what they did in the previous book.
There's heartache for Alice during her spy training and she decides to undertake a different kind of work helping her country.
Imogen is asked to follow certain people and report if she has evidence that they are spies. What happens if she's attracted to the person she should be watching?

The battalions who have been based in Cornwall are preparing to leave for D Day across in France. Will this bring the end of the war ? And how many soldiers will loose their lives and never return?

American,Pearl who came to Cornwall, with a dance troop is let down in a horrible way but decides to stay and find another job or help in the war effort.

What a good read. It was great to be back with these women once again as they head towards the end of the war. All have hopes for a better future,a future that will bring back the men they love who have been away for so long.

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Amazing to catch up with the Cornish girls as ever the books never fail to grip you and draw you into the story, absolutely live this saga and Can't get enough of the storylines and characters

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Excellent end to an excellent series.

I have loved each and every one of these books, and am sorry to see the end of this series.

Really looking forward to the next series that Betty wires

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What joy to read the 6th book in the Cornish Girls series and it didn’t disappoint. As war is heading towards the final part Alice returns to Cornwall from London and Penny, Florence, Immi and Pearl plus the residents of the guest house have their own adventures in Bude. Best to read the novels in order. Thanks to Betty and her publisher. Thanks also to NetGalley

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A nice romantic story of three girls trying to find love at the end of WWII. I love the happy ending!

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I loved this series so much! The book was so amazing! It was very well written and the plot line flowed very well. I would highly recommend this book.

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The beauty of this series is that it just keeps giving!
Already a big family who have found room for evacuees, they welcome Dr Tyson and his children Clara and Toby who have come to board at Ocean View. Alice meanwhile is working undercover in London where her job puts her in danger. There are some wonderful characters, my favourite being Pearl who seems able to turn her hand to most jobs. The intriguing Mr Townsend!
I laughed out loud at the baby’s description. The saddest part was when I got to the end, I have thought about it since.

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Firstly thank you Netgalley for this Arc

Another brilliant family saga in this series

Brilliant book and love that it follows on from the previous books

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