Christmas at Woolworths
Even though there was a war on, the Woolworths girls brought Christmas cheer to their customers
Best friends Sarah, Maisie and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. With their loved ones away on the front line, their bonds of friendship strengthen each day. Betty Billington is the manager at Woolworths, and a rock for the girls, having given up on love...more
The girl's friendships run very deep and they warmly embrace a new lady into their fold who is hiding heartbreak. They are all embracing life despite the many hardships they face. They accept their trials and tribulations and look to the future.
You really felt as though you were exper ...more
Sarah Maisie and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths and their loved ones are away fighting for the country and their friendship gets so strong and love hearing how they cope together. Betty also has a stranger turn up and can it change her life for the better. C ...more
This is such a lovely book to read, I thoroughly enjoyed it!! I bought and read the prequel to this book, Carols at Woolworths before I read this one and knowing how good that was (you can check my blog for a review of this book), I knew that I would definitely be in for a treat - and I was right - I loved it!!
I loved the writing style and the lot and best of all I love how Elaine makes you feel at ease reading about the characters and as though you are l ...more
In this book, Elaine has introduced us to some new characters, one of which, I thought was up to no good. Quickly did those thoughts die down and I became hopeful for Betty.
I saw Betty in a new light in this book, she is a strong woman and puts herself into her work, but with a newcomer in the picture, will Betty open her heart to love?
I fe ...more
I found myself fully immersed in the story all the way through the book. The characters are well developed, authentic and endearing. I loved that the women were depicted as strong, interesting and inspirational characters.
Right from the start, I was intrigued to find out what life was like for those amazing women living in Erith, Kent. Freya, Ruby, Maisie, Sarah, Betty, Maureen, Vera and Pat to name but a few of the ...more
Within a few pages, I was immersed into the lives of the women living in Erith. There’s Freda, Sarah, Maisie, Betty, Ruby, Maureen, Irene, Vera, Pat and young Georgina … and that’s just naming the ones mentioned in the first 50 odd pages!
Set in war time, I found this tale made me reflect on how inspirational women were back then – they just got on with things and kept the country f ...more
It is fantastic to be back with the girls from Erith, the little huddle of friends whose lives have been linked via the store. True friendships, love interests and family dramas are all part of the story set during WW11. While their loved ones are away fighting i ...more
The story very quickly in ...more
The continuing saga of the Woolworths friends, the bond of friendship continues to grow along with their extended friends and family. Can't wait for the next instalment
I knew I was in for an interesting time when the story begins with Freda riding a Triumph motorbike on her way to Canterbury. She has something to deliver as well as looking for Betty and Maisie (intrigue! why is she riding a motorbike and why are Betty and Maisie in Canterbury and not Erith??). My interest was piqued.
It was so easy to get back into this world. I didn’t realise how much I had taken the characters to heart in The Woolworths Girls! Elaine Ev ...more
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars
The sleeve reads, “Best friends Sarah, Maisie and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. With their loved ones away on the front line, their bonds of friendship strengthen each day. Betty Billington is the manager at Woolworths, and a rock for the girls, having given up on love . . . Until a mysterious stranger turns up one day – could he reignite a spark in BETTY? As the year draws to a close, ...more
This is a wonderful book and though I know I've started the series out of sequence (numpty that I am), I know that this will not be the first book from Ms Everest that I shall read.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I don't give out too much on plot points on my reviews. Judging by the amount of reviews here, I do ...more
Sarah faces the prospect of Alan being deployed again for pilot duties while Freda is now a motorcycle messenger for the local fire service, Maisie has fallen pregnant and Betty has a mysterious stranger hanging around and following her around Woolworths but who is he?
We get to hear more of Ruby's daughter Pat down in Cornwall who has a lot of worries on her mind and we also get to meet ...more