Wednesday, 10 April 2013

March Book Review

I managed 2 books in March...... if I'm going to hit my target of 50 I need to start reading smaller book!

First up......

Three very different women work together at Cadbury's Bournville factory, and their lives become entwined by war and work - and a child called David. Edie, the main character, marries young to escape her unhappy family home. Widowed at 19 and, after losing her child from the marriage, she faces the war grieving and lonely. Then one night during the Blitz, an infant mysteriously abandoned during the bombing is handed into her care... Ruby, meanwhile, doesn't want to be left behind in the wedding stakes and settles for marriage with Frank. Finally there's Janet, kind-hearted and susceptible to male charm, who is hurt desperately by an affair with a married man. David, the child who steals Edie's heart as she brings him up through a time none of them will ever forget, is the love of all their lives. And when David is old enough to wonder who he really is, he leads Edie through struggle and heartache to a life and love she would never have dreamed of..

I've never read any Annie Murray.... have you?
I really enjoyed this book, it's not going to stop the world but it was a really nice read. I think I'll be reading some more.
You can treat yourself to the Kindle version for just £1 on Amazon!


On the outbreak of war, Belle Reilly's husband Jimmy enlists and heads for the deadly trenches of northern France. But Belle knows she cannot stand idly by when so many are sacrificing their lives.
Volunteering to help battlefield wounded, Belle is posted to France as a Red Cross ambulance driver. There, a tragic accident brings her face to face with Etienne - a man from her past she's never quite forgotten.
Torn between forbidden passion, loyalty and love, Belle is caught in an impossible situation. Will she succumb to the dark forces of this most brutal of wars? Or will fate intervene and finally lead her to lasting happiness?

I read Belle (part 1) back in November..... although I thought this book wasn't for me I really enjoyed it & was looking forward to part 2.
This book is based in WW1 & wasn't as saucy as the first book!
Not sure I'll be reading any more of her books...... I did enjoy it but they're not cheap & I don't think I'd be prepared to spend that much for them.
At the mo I'm loving the under £2.99 Kindles on Amazon!


I'll be back to let you know how my April reading is going soon!


  1. Great reviews of 2 books I will gladly add to my list!
    Many thanks Dear for sharing and all the best for a lovely Spring,

  2. they both sound great. Loving historical reads at the moment. I've read some Leslie Pearce in the past and I don't remember them being racy at all, perhaps it was just that one, or maybe I've just not remembered it!

    I've ended up doing the 52 Challenge - that was what put me off originally - the thought I'd end up choosing books for the sake of the challenge, but now I'm drawn into it. Keep meaning to post about what I've read and not getting round to it, but might try and find a moment tomorrow to do so,

  3. I love The Chocolate Girls. I read it a few years ago as I live in Brum and know the places in the book really well. The sequel is really good too. It's called The Bells of Bournville Green and follows Ruby and Edie's stories after the war ends and is another lively read. Xx