A Gift from Woolworths
Will the war be over by Christmas?
As the war moves into 1945 the lives of the women of Woolworths continue. When store manager, Betty Billington, announces she is expecting Douglas’s baby her future life is about to change more than she expects.
Freda has fallen in love with the handsome Scottish engineer but will it end happily?
Maisie loves being a mother and also caring...more
Well, this has probably been my most ‘untypically me’ book to have read since started reviewing my books a couple of years ago
The book caught my eye in a discussion on a Facebook group and also as I had worked at Woolies at one time ( in the top 75 singles dept! ) I decided to give it a go, it cant all be psychological dramasI thought!!
Its best to mention this is book 5 in a series but stands alone well and you are introduced to all of the characters and given back stories on them as and when ...more
Whenever I pick up a new book in the ...more
As the 5th and (so far? last of the Woolworth novels from this author, we are left with a fitting final chapter to the story of Betty, Freda, Maisie, Sarah and all the ensemble cast. Though possible to read as a stand alone, it's no less enjoyable for that, this is a series that asks to be read in order.
This Wonder of Woolies (yes, I had to get that in here somewhere) is a book that's full of wonderful characters, searingly tense ...more
It's 1945 and the women of woolworths continue. Betty the store manager says she's expecting a baby and life will change for her. Freda has fallen in love but will it last and be happy ever ever. Maisie is loving being a mother and also looking after her two neices but with ...more
Loved catching up with the girls from Woolworths as we come to the end of WW2. There friendship has stood the test of time and I feel as if they are my friends. I do hope we might get another book as would love to know what happens with Freda and if Maisie s business takes off.
We are back with Sarah, Maisie, Freda and Betty, who have had their fair share of tears, but with a friendship like theirs, you know you'll always have a shoulder to cry on and open arms to fall into.
Betty has everything she's ever dreamed of, but can she ever be happy with that?
Freda has fallen in love with Sandy. Is he the man for her?
Nana Ruby, what a lovely and heartwarming woman. No matter what the war brings, you can ...more
Elaine Everest really makes it believable with the time period, the relationships between men and woman for starters, how women aren't equals. Men are to ...more
London. Pan Books
3 out of 5 Santas
The sleeve reads, "Will the war be over by Christmas? As the war moves into 1945 the lives of the women of Woolworths continue. When store manager, Betty Billington, announces she is expecting Douglas’s baby her future life is about to change more than she expects. Freda has fallen in love with the handsome Scottish engineer but will it end happily? Maisie loves being a mother and also caring for her two nieces ...more
I thought that the book was fantastic – just a brilliant story and I loved catching back up with the Woolworths Girls – they are some of my favourite characters!
This is part of a series but it is fine to read as a stand alone and can see it being loved by young and old alike – it has some excellent characters and a great plot line.
The writing style is very good and I loved the flow the author achieved with the story. She is perfectly suited to this genre! ...more
It was lovely to reconnect with all the old characters from the earlier books.
I was sad to finish this book. I would love for there to be another book in the future.
I'm sad that the series has ended. I loved all of the books as they followed each character through the war through happiness and heartache. The series will be missed. Elaine, you will have to come up with a sequel!!!!!
Following the last year of the war and what happens to the girls / women who work at Woolworths and how their lives have been changed due to the war. Brilliant book by a brilliant author. Elaine really captures the essence of what it was like to live during the war.
What a wonderful book, with so many twists and turns. I've enjoyed every minute and have been inside the book. A definite must for anyone who likes a saga. I cant wait for the next book. Praise for Elaine Everest she's done it again