BOOK REVIEW: THE BOMB GIRLS BY DAISY STYLES.

Genre: Historical Clean Fiction/ Military Fiction/ Sagas/ Historical Family Saga

Publisher: Penguin Books Limited

Publication date: April, 1st 2016

Book Blurb

On an ordinary day in 1941, a letter arrives on the doormats of five young women, a letter which will change everything. Lillian is distraught. And whether she tears, hides or burns the letter the words remain the same – she must register for compulsory war work.

Many miles away, Emily is also furious – her dream job as a chef will have to be put on hold, whilst studious Alice must abandon her plans of college. Staring at an identical letter, Elsie feels a kindling of hope at the possibility of leaving behind her brutal father. And down in London, Agnes has her own reasons for packing her bags with a smile. Brought together at a munitions factory in a Lancashire mill town, none of them knows what lies ahead.

Sharing grief and joy, lost dreams and gained opportunities, the five new bomb girls will find friendship and strength that they never before thought possible as they unite to help the country they love survive. 

My Review

The Bomb Girls
Such a delightful sweet , heartwarming and cozy book.


I couldn’t wait to rush back to the pages of this book during my spare time.


The author writes so well. This book is the first book I am reading by this author and I had to look for the remaining books in this series.


I couldn’t pick a favourite among the characters. You can’t help loving every one of them.

I am a BIG fan of historical fiction especially books with themes of life before technology. Those times where women had to scrape and work hard not for themselves, but for their families and loved ones.

I got this book and the series for my personal enjoyment only. Opinions in this review are mine.

About the author

Daisy Styles grew up in Lancashire surrounded by a family and community of strong women. She loved to listen to their stories of life in the cotton mill, in the home, at the pub, on the dance floor, in the local church, or just what happened to them on the bus going into town. It was from these women, particularly her vibrant mother and Irish grandmother, that Daisy learnt the art of story-telling. There was also the landscape of her childhood; wide sweeping empty moors dappled with sunshine, thick with snow, slippery underfoot in the rain, hills that ran as far as the eye could see to the Pennine Way and beyond that to the Lake District. A perfect backdrop for a saga, a space big enough and wild enough to stage a drama about women’s lives in a munitions factory during World War 2.

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BOOK REVIEW: THE COTTON SPINNER BY LIBBY ASHWORTH.

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance

Publication date: 16th April, 2020

Publisher: Random House UK, Cornerstone Arrow

Book can be purchased online.

Book Blurb

Lancashire, 1826

When Jennet and Titus Eastwood are forced to move from their idyllic cottage into the centre of Blackburn to find work in the cotton mills, their lives are changed in ways they could never have imagined and their new home on Paradise Lane is anything but . . .

Then Titus is arrested and sent to prison for attending a Reform meeting. Jennet is left to fend for herself and things go from bad to worse as she finds herself pregnant and alone – with another man’s child . . .

My Review


This book is stellar!
I was so engrossed in the plot I forgot the characters were all fictional.


The author did a remarkable job drafting history and knowledge of cotton weaving in the book.


I highly recommend this book if you desire a cozy book that has the perfect turns and twists in it.

The book cover is beautiful and the plot so easy to follow.

The main character is so strong. I really admire her strength.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are mine.

About the Author

Libby Ashworth (Elizabeth) has been a published writer since she sold her first short story to Pony Annual as a teenager.

Her debut saga, The Cotton Spinner (Arrow, April 2020), the first in the Mill Town Lasses trilogy, is set against the backdrop of 19th Century industrialisation. When Jennet and Titus Eastwood are forced to move from their idyllic cottage into the centre of Blackburn to find work in the cotton mills, their lives are changed in ways they could never have imagined.

Elizabeth was born and raised in Lancashire, where she can trace her family back to the Middle Ages. It was while researching her family history that she realised there were so many stories about ordinary working people that she wanted to tell. She has previously written historical novels – The de Lacy Inheritance (Myrmidon Books) and By Loyalty Bound (Pen and Sword) – as well as local history books for Countryside Books and Sigma Press.

She currently lives in Lancashire with her son.

BOOK REVIEW: MY LIFE FOR YOURS BY VANESSA CARNEVALE.

Author: Vanessa Carnevale

Title: My Life for Yours

Genre: Literary Fiction/ Women’s Fiction

Publication date: 07 August, 2020

Publisher: Bookouture

Book Description

Your life or your unborn child’s – how do you choose?

Paige and Nick are happy. They have a beautiful home, a loving family and, most importantly, they would do anything for each other. Now, they are having a baby and it feels like all their dreams are coming true.

But joy turns to despair when they discover that Paige has a rare, life-threatening heart condition and they lose their longed-for child. Heartbroken, the couple must accept the reality that they may not become parents after all.

Just as they begin to come to terms with their loss, Paige unexpectedly falls pregnant again. Paige’s heart is still weak, and to carry the baby to term puts them both at risk. The couple now face an impossible decision: Paige’s life or the life of their unborn child?

If Paige keeps the baby, she could lose her life and destroy the man she loves. If Nick tries to stop her, he may lose them both forever. It’s the most important decision they have ever had to make – and time is running out.

My Life for Yours is a heartbreaking, gripping and emotional story about love, loss and an impossible choice, perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Kelly Rimmer and Kate Hewitt.

My Review

My Life For Yours by Vanessa Carnevale is a book worthy of a 5 star rating from me.


The letter that opens up the book is so heart wrenching. It is a grieving mother writing to the baby she lost . I wanted to hug her through the pages.

This book is so emotional, you might shed tears while reading it.



You can’t seem to drop this book down. I got teary when Paige was excited over her pregnancy to Nick. I wanted to cheer for them and hug them.


This is a book that touches the heart. Grab a roll of tissues, you might cry but still enjoy the book.


I smiled and laughed while reading this book. I love Nick and Paige. This book is divided into chapters where Nick and Paige tells their stories from their points of view.


I finished this book in one sitting and I love the final pages. A mother’s love is always great and a father’s support is the best.


Vanessa Carnevale  writes well.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bookouture through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Author Bio

Vanessa Carnevale is an Australian author of women’s fiction. She is also the host of Your Beautiful Writing Life retreats held in Tuscany and Australia.

Vanessa loves to travel, and spent several years living in Florence, Italy, a place she considers her second home. She lives in Australia with her husband and two children.

Her previous novels, THE MEMORIES OF US and THE FLORENTINE BRIDGE are published by HarperCollins and have been translated into German and Slovenian. Vanessa’s third novel will be published by Bookouture in August 2020.

You can connect with Vanessa on Instagram and Facebook or via her websites: www.vanessacarnevale.com | www.yourbeautifulwritinglife.com

Twitter: v_carnevale


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BOOK REVIEW: LOUISA BY BETH TROY.

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Christian Fiction

Publisher: Kingsbury Publishing, LLC

Book Blurb

What happens after salvation – when you’ve changed, but others don’t see it? Author Beth Troy addresses this question from the first page, which finds Lu Sokolowski – the engaging and relatable heroine from Troy’s redemptive debut novel, Lu – back in her hometown with her expectations of a new life, dashed.

Lu has returned to Dunlap’s Creek with a hope to stay, but she struggles to right the wrongs she’d left behind, build a career outside of writing, and move on from the man who has moved on from her.

Louisa is a modern faith story of life after salvation that openly explores:
• The disconnect between who we are and how others perceive us
• The struggle in speaking up for our beliefs
• The question of when to let go and when to fight
• The journey in claiming a new identity

In turns captivating and pointed, Louisa is a novel of a woman coming into the fullness of life God has for her. It’s for women who have experienced this for themselves and for women who doubt whether such a life exists. It’s for women who understand that a life of faith isn’t without struggle or mistakes. Louisa is about restoration – in its grit and glory.

My Review

Lou and Jackson. My two favourite main characters. The chapters were written in a way readers can read both Lou’s and Jackson’s sides.


Book 1 was Louisa’s story. Book 2 is a welcome respite to new and more characters. You can read my review of Lu. here


Well, I am still team Jackson. I felt for Rebecca but what is meant to be will be.


Louisa’s story is a redemptive story .


I love Gracie and Ted. Both of them seems to add vibe and fun to the plot.


There is time for everything, a season for every action”. This is a beautiful quote that grabbed my attention while reading the book.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are mine.

About the author

Beth Troy is a writer known for her modern take on Christian fiction through stories that portray an intuitive understanding and relevant application of how women today come to know and experience God. Her debut novel, Lu, was praised by readers for its wit, relatability, grit, and scriptural depth.
Beth lives in Ohio with her husband and three sons, and she teaches courses in Creativity and Women & Entrepreneurship at Miami University. You can read more about her writing and life at her site: bethtroy.com .

BOOK REVIEW: THE GIRLS OF VICTORY STREET (THE BRYANT SISTERS BOOK 1) BY PAM HOWES.

Genre: Historical fiction/ Romance

Series: The Bryant Sisters Book 1

Publication date: 27 July, 2020

Publisher: Bookouture

Buy book online wherever books are sold.

Book Blurb

From Amazon bestseller Pam Howes comes an emotional World War Two saga about three young women whose bravery and friendship will see them through the darkest times.

Liverpool, 1939. Bella Rogers thought her life was just starting; she can’t wait to get married to her childhood sweetheart, Bobby. But when war is declared and Bobby is called up, his letters stop, leaving Bella heartbroken and alone. Then her family is torn apart by tragedy when her angelic five-year-old sister dies from a terrible illness. They can barely afford a funeral, but the church is packed with the entire community, devastated for their loss.

Grieving for her sister and lost love, Bella finds a job at the Bryant and May factory, making matches. As bombs begin to fall, Bella gets the workers singing, keeping spirits high amidst the fear. When she meets a handsome American airman, Earl Franklin Jr, Bella’s heart finally starts to mend. Earl encourages her passion and soon she and her friends are offered the opportunity of a lifetime: to travel the country’s army bases, entertaining the troops and singing for victory. They name themselves The Bryant Sisters.

Just as her life is getting back on track, Bella finds herself pregnant – and Earl reveals a shattering secret that changes everything about their future. Desolate, she flees home to Liverpool, but as an unmarried mother, will her family reject her? And, as she faces a terrible sacrifice, will she ever sing with The Bryant Sisters again?

A heartbreaking historical novel about women in wartime, friendship, family and hope. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costeloe and Wives of War.

My Review

The Girls of Victory street.(The Bryant Sisters 1) by Pam Howes.
The first line of chapter one grabbed my full attention. The author’s description were so vivid and real.


The book cover is beautiful too. I am an aesthetic person who appreciates beauty especially in book covers.


This is a heartbreaking but enjoyable story. Every emotions the characters experienced were written so perfectly you can’t help feeling them too.
War is terrible.


I love the three friends, Edie,Fran and Bella. Their friendship almost made me go green with envy.


Wow! I had an adventure traveling around Europe with the Bryant sisters.


I agree, war is disastrous but one need to make the most out of it.


I ENJOYED this book so much.


5 stars rating, please.


I can’t wait to read more books by the author. I love her style of writing.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bookouture through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are mine.

About the author

Pam Howes was born in Cheshire. She is an ex Interior Designer who began writing seriously in the mid nineties. The idea for her first novel, set in the sixties, was inspired by her time as a teenager, working in a local record store and hanging around with musicians who frequented the business. That first novel evolved into a series set in the fictional town of Pickford, based on her home town of Stockport. Three Steps to Heaven; ‘Til I Kissed You; Always On My Mind; Not Fade Away, and That’ll Be The Day, follow the lives and loves through the decades of fictional Rock’n’Roll band The Raiders. Pam is a big fan of sixties music and it’s this love that compelled her to write the series. A stand-alone true-life romance, Fast Movin’ Train, set in the nineties, was published in early 2012. Pam is mum to three adult daughters, grandma to seven assorted grandchildren, and roadie to one musician partner.

Pam recently signed a second contract with the award winning publisher Bookouture and the first novel in her new Lark Lane series, The Factory Girls of Lark Lane, will be published in July 2018.
Her first series for Bookouture – The Mersey Trilogy – is available in E book, paperback and as audio books.

The Lost Daughter of Liverpool
The Forgotten Family of Liverpool
The Liverpool Girls

Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pam-Howes-Books/260328010709267

And Twitter @PamHowes1

BOOK REVIEW: A FATHER’S PROMISE BY MINDY OBENHAUS.

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Father’s Promise by Mindy Obenhaus, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: A Father’s Promise

Author: Mindy Obenhaus

Publisher: Love Inspired 

Release Date: June 16, 2020

Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance


He doesn’t think he deserves a family… but now he has a daughter.


Stunned to discover he has a child, Wes Bishop isn’t sure he’s father material. But his adorable daughter needs him, and he can’t help feeling drawn to her mother, Laurel Donovan — a woman he’s finally getting to know.


But can this sudden dad overcome a past tragedy that has him convinced he’s not meant to be a husband or a father…and make a promise of forever?

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My Review

A Father’s Promise by Mindy Obenhaus is just too wonderful!


The book cover is so beautiful and attractive.


This is the first book of Mindy Obenhaus  that I am reading and this won’t be the last hopefully.


Welcome to a little town called “Bliss” in Texas. I want to live in such a town where everybody knew each other and they were so thoughtful.


I was swiping each page on my screen to read the next word, sentence or paragraph.


Laurel is a good mum,let’s give her some credit. Wes is a character you really need to read about.
I don’t want to ruin the book by giving you spoilers but you really need to read this book.


It is a Christian fiction book,no doubt about it.


One thing I am thankful about in this book is that, I get to see fatherhood through Wes’s eyes. I am so familiar with the love from mothers but this is the first time I am reading in great depth about fatherhood.

I think I finally caught the story behind the book title ” A Father’s Promise”.


I recommend this book to lovers of children especially young parents or parents generally. You will learn a lot from this plot. I promise.


A family is complete when there is a loving father and a caring mother together in a home.

This book needs 7 stars rating please. I read it in one sitting.


I received a complimentary copy of this book  from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Opinions expressed in this review are mine.

About the Author

Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining and sometimes adventurous manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer, and the occasional coyote, mountain lion, or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, and watching copious amounts of the Hallmark Channel.

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