Written by Jean Fullerton
In the darkest days of the Blitz, Chistmas is more important than ever.
With Christmas approaching, the Brogan family of London’s East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe’s nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must do all they can to keep a stiff upper lip.
For Jo, the youngest of the Brogan sisters, the perils of war also offer a new-found freedom. Jo falls in love with Tommy, a man known for his dangerous reputation as much as his charm. But as the falling bombs devastate their neighbourhood and rationing begins to bite, will the Brogans manage to pull together a traditional family Christmas?
And will Jo find the love and security she seeks in a time of such grave peril?
A Thoroughly Good Read!
A wonderful story of life in wartime Britain, and the daily fight for survival.
Jo Brogan has fallen in love with a man whose family is not exactly well respected in the East end neighbourhood; her relations are hardly going to welcome him with open arms. With a war on and the Germans bombarding the capital every night, residents are beginning to get used to a constant lack of sleep and finding the ability to just keep going whilst doing their bit for the war effort. Her mother is determined to provide a family Christmas, despite the shortages which are biting in the shops now that rationing has been introduced.
I love a good story set on the domestic front during the second world war and this is exactly that. With plenty of focus on the harsh realities of war, the story of Jo and Tommy runs throughout this novel alongside that of both their families, keeping the reader’s attention firmly glued to the page. A thoroughly good story, well written, very entertaining and so enjoyable.
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for not only providing my copy but also for inviting me to take part in this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: family saga, WWII
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1044 KB
- Publisher: Corvus
- Publication Date: 11 October 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- Amazon US
Meet the Author
Jean Fullerton is the author of eleven novels all set in East London where she was born. She also a retired district nurse and university lecturer. She won the Harry Bowling prise in 2006 and after initially signing for two East London historical series with Orion she moved to Corvus, part of Atlantic Publishing and is half way through her WW2 East London series featuring the Brogan family.