The Girl Who Sewed Parachutes by Christopher Baker #BookReview #KindleUnlimited #4*

It is Autumn 1941 in south east England: lives are disrupted by the Luftwaffe; death is close by.

Nineteen year old Daisy works as a seamstress in a parachute factory. But working in ‘The House’ – she has no ordinary job. Here she must learn how to keep secrets.
One night Daisy finds love where she least expects and makes an instinctive decision that changes her life forever.
Before long, she is forced to question what really happened that night.
Then she learns the shocking truth.

Would she have made the same decisions in peacetime? Should she keep her secrets from the only man she has ever loved?

A Good Tale, Lacking in Wartime Authenticity!

I’m rather fond of domestic fiction set during WWII, and this one is a little bit different.

Daisy works in a parachute factory as a seamstress – and a very competent one at that. When she is sent to work in ‘The House’ she learns that there is more to the parachute factory than meets the eye, and keeping secrets is the order of the day. Like most young women, Daisy dreams of falling in love and makes decisions that perhaps she wouldn’t outwith wartime leading to more decisions. When do you tell the truth and when do you keep things under wraps? Daisy is about to find out . . .

This was an enjoyable tale of one young woman’s war, and I enjoyed it. However, the story was very focused on one aspect and ignored the deprivations which hit everyone in Britain as well the tight regulations pertaining to those involved in manufacture of wartime goods. I viewed this very much as fiction, overlooking necessary details. I wasn’t keen on the cover; it didn’t have much bearing to the contents. However, the story is well written and complete, so I’m happy to give it 4*.

I downloaded this ebook via Kindle Unlimited; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: historical romance, WWII

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