THE WAR IS OVER, BUT WILL CHRISTMAS BE ENOUGH TO BRING THEM TOGETHER?
The brand new novel by bestselling author Mary Wood, writing as Maggie Mason
The war may be over, but for newly reunited sisters Babs and Beth, peace has yet to find them. Having been taken from their mother at a young age and then separated themselves for twelve years, their family has encountered enough pain to last a lifetime.
As the festive season approaches, they realise their struggles are far from over, but if they want to look forward to a happy future together they must work to put the past behind them.
Will the joys of Christmas be enough to unite their family once more?
The third and final book in the Sandgronians trilogy by Maggie Mason. The perfect read for fans of Mary Wood, Kitty Neale and Nadine Dorries
Book 1 – Blackpool’s Angels
Book 2 – Blackpool Sisters
Book 3 – A Blackpool Christmas
An Excellent Series Finale!
Another series I’ve come to late in the day; a solidly written tale with so much going on!
With the end of the Great War, Tilly’s family are looking forward to a very special Christmas. An awful lot has happened to this family and they have more reasons than most to rejoice. With Tilly having been deprived of her twins, Beth and Babs, for many years, she wants nothing more than for them all to get together this festive season; with ongoing issues and more problems arriving, can they have their special festive day?
This is a really chunky saga with each page filled with so much going on that I really had to keep my wits about me. From an author who knows her stuff – if you are a reader who enjoys family sagas by the likes of Catherine Cookson and Josephine Cox, then I would absolutely recommend this series to you. With ups and downs, twists and turns from first to last, I appreciated the epilogue which finished it all off beautifully. I never realised that there was a dialect in Blackpool, but quickly came to terms with it in this skilfully crafted and well planned novel. Definitely a writer worth following, and I’m happy to give this one 4.5*.
My thanks to Helen Richardson PR both for forwarding my arc copy and also for my spot in this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: historical family saga
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 354 pages
- Publisher: Sphere
- Publication Date: 12 November 2020
- Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52460113
Maggie Mason is a pseudonym of author Mary Wood. Mary began her career by self-publishing on kindle where many of her sagas reached number one in genre. She was spotted by Pan Macmillan and to date has written many books for them under her own name, with more to come.
Mary continues to be proud to write for Pan Macmillan, but is now equally proud and thrilled to take up a second career with Sphere under the name of Maggie Mason. A Blackpool Lass is her first in a planned series of standalone books and trilogies set in her home town of Blackpool.
Born the thirteenth child of fifteen children, Mary describes her childhood as poor, but rich in love.
She was educated at St Peter’s RC School in Hinckley and at Hinckley College for Further Education, where she was taught shorthand and typing.
Mary retired from working for the National Probation Service in 2009, when she took up full time writing, something she’d always dreamed of doing. She follows in the footsteps of her great-grandmother, Dora Langlois, who was an acclaimed author, playwright and actress in the late nineteenth – early twentieth century.
It was her work with the Probation Service that gives Mary’s writing its grittiness, her need to tell it how it is, which takes her readers on an emotional journey to the heart of issues.
11 thoughts on “A Blackpool Christmas by Maggie Mason #BookReview #SandgroniansTrilogy3 #BlogTour #Sphere #Little,BrownBookGroup #4.5*”
Hello, I am so pleased to have you on my blog tour. I was nervous as to how a new blogger would see my work, but my, you have surpassed all my dreams in your review. How often as a growing-up writer I strived to be like the very ladies you compare me to when you write that those who enjoy Catherine Cookson and Josephine Cox would enjoy my books too. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I always run a Comp to promote my bloggers, so if you have to approve comments, it would help me greatly if the comments can be all approved by morning so that I can make my draw. I am giving away a signed trilogy to the commenter who is pulled out of the hat – a hat I am putting all who have commented on any of the blogs in the tour. Thank you again for hosting me and I hope you will again in the future, much love Mary (Maggie)
A great review of this amazing book I am reading at the moment
Fantastic review Grace, and I can’t wait to read this book!
I love your blog too!
I’m a bit immersed in World War I stories at the moment so this would be a lovely one to read!!!
Thanks Grace this is lovely I really loved this read
What a brilliant blog Mary thank you for the opportunity good luck to everyone from Margaret xxx
A great review creating lots of anticipation.
Great review. Fantastic blog
Congratulations on a wonderful series, Mary, and great review, Grace. Thank you very much xx
A great review