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Christmas on the Home Front

(Land Girls #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  180 ratings  ·  21 reviews

It’s the last Christmas of the war but will things ever be the same again?

Christmas 1944

Despite the food rationing and the bitterly cold weather, the land girls of Pasture Farm, Connie Carter, Joyce Fisher and Esther Reeves, are determined to celebrate this Christmas in style. The fighting might still be raging, but they all hope this could be the last Christmas of this

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Annette
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2019
I didn’t know this was part of a series when I decided to read it. It does seem to stand alone, I didn’t have any trouble following the story. I did think it started a bit slow but gradually gained momentum. I enjoyed the story and the surprise ending. Thanks to Netgalley for the early copy
Sue
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Right from the beginning of this book I was gripped. The action wasn’t really fast paced, but it was gripping drama that had me wanting to find out more. I read this book in around five hours, mostly because I could not put it down.

The story is set around Christmas 1944, the last Christmas during World War 2, in the sleepy village of Helmstead. The story centres around Joyce Fisher, a land girl working at Pasture Farm, as well as two German airmen who have been shot down by allied forces during
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Stanley McShane
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
While the main character is Joyce Fisher, there are a number of well-developed support characters that comprise the Women's Land Army stationed at Pasture Farm. It doesn't take long before you get to know each, their strengths and weaknesses. The Land Girls have been created to supplement the loss of farm support during WWII and help supplement food supplies. They have learned to manage shortages and been creative in continuing the work necessary to aid in the war effort.

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Becky
First sentence: It was one day before Christmas. And Joyce Fisher wondered whether she would live to see it. This winter-bleak thought wasn’t borne of fatigue from living through so many years of war. It wasn’t even the result of having lost so much along the way. No, Joyce knew, totally rationally, that today was one of those days that can change a life forever; a crossroads in which taking the wrong path could cost everything. She wished with all her heart that it wasn’t the case, that there ...more
Gaele
The girls left on Pasture Farm are preparing for Christmas and hoping that this will be the last wartime Christmas celebration that they’ll have. As part of the Woman’s Land Army, their job is to farm and help with the food supplies, all while managing to survive wartime privations, and the losses that all have suffered since the war began. Throughout the series we’ve gotten to know the women who all joined on for their own reasons, and while some have moved on to other places or married, their ...more
Bernadette Firth
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Comforting read

A great book and we'll worth reading. It brings out the good in people and a determination to survive, shows how people cope under the pressure of war A very enjoyable read, !lol forward to reading more from this aythor.
Karen Jones
Jan 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Good read

Would recommend that you sit down and have a nice cup of tea to read through to the end of this
Mo
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Pam Chantrell
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
A nostalgic look back at Christmas during WWII. Recommended for those who love fictional accounts of social history.
Jennyfer
A heartwarming tale of the pluck and courage of the women holding the fort in the final days of WWII.
This is the third instalment of the Land Girls series of books, following on from the TV series of the same name. The author crafts a wonderful story, visually drawing the reader in to the Pasture Farm during the final days of the War, and creating a fast-packed ride once one is immersed. (I stayed up far too late on many nights reading this!)
It has everything: romance, adventure, twists,
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Vivien Brown
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read the first two books in the series, it was wonderful to catch up with the girls again. With two shot-down German airmen on the loose, the friends face huge danger and some life- threatening decisions. Is Joyce's husband really dead? Can the doctor be trusted? And who will survive to see the end of this terrible war? Some nail-biting moments but still I felt inspired by the warmth of the girls' friendship and support for each other. The best story so far!
Diane
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the last book in Roland’s Land Girls series. It can be read as a stand-alone if you’ve not read the other books, but I recommend the series you won’t be disappointed. It was nice catching up with Connie, Esther and Joyce again. This book concentrates on Joyce’s story she really goes through it but like lots of the strong women at the time she carries on. A great ending to a great series
Lynn Andrews
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A sensitive account of the hardship that family experienced during the war years

A sensitive thought provoking story of three land army girls help and support in harrowing times
Friendship, loyalty and bravery demonstrated by the girls for the cause
Colin Bell
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of the joys of being on Netgalley is having the opportunity to read books in genres different to those that I normally choose. In this case the story is set in the closing stages of WW2 and I hadn't realised that this author created the drama series Land Girls for the BBC and continues their stories. As this story is self - contained this didn't affect my enjoyment of the story, although it does encourage me to revisit this series. In this story the girls are determined to enjoy Christmas in ...more
Lisa Carlile
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
An excellent read which absorbs you from the very first chapter. This is the 3rd and final book in the series of the land girls. Read about Connie , Joyce and Elsie last adventure.
Slightly different storyline in that it covers the British sympathisers of the war who helped the germans . Mostly because of cowardice and a selfish need to look after themselves.
Most recommended and I am grateful to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this advance copy in return for a honest review.
Georgina
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's fast approaching Christmas Day, 1944, and the land girls of Pasture Farm are determined to make it the best one yet. But with two German airmen on the loose, life on the farm is seeming more dangerous than ever, and tragedy is lurking behind every corner. Will they all make it out alive?

I requested this one without realising that it was the third book in a series - I have a serious love affair with WW2 fiction, especially books set on the home front, so I just automatically knew I'd be a
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It's fast approaching Christmas Day, 1944, and the land girls of Pasture Farm are determined to make it the best one yet. But with two German airmen on the loose, life on the farm is seeming more dangerous than ever, and tragedy is lurking behind every corner. Will they all make it out alive?

I requested this one without realising that it was the third book in a series. I was a bit concerned once I started reading that I might not understand everything but it honestly made no difference at all.

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Shirley
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
An unforgettable wartime Christmas

I enjoyed this book. It is the first book I have read about the "Land Girls" serving the British Army working the fields on country farms so the men could go to war. Food needs to be produced for the soldiers and the population.

The friendships developed between the girls and their different romantic interests was heartwarming. They stuck together and they protected each other. The characters were warm, likable and believable.

When a German plane crashed and two
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Lisa
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I recently discovered the Land Girls series on Netflix. I did not realize that it was based on a book series. I haven’t finished the series, and this book was probably a spoiler, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the series or the books, it takes place in England during WWII. The Land Girl Army was formed to supplement farm workers who were conscripted into the military. This particular story takes place well into the war, another Christmas without loved ones ...more
Jeanie
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to netgalley for an early copy in return for an honest review
First time reading this Author what an utterly FANTASTIC book.
I was totally captivated and transported back in time, excellent plot and so well executed nothing was left out.
This amazing Author has the ability to draw you in and drip feed this OUTSTANDING story intriguing and totally mesmerising I can highly recommend this book
Lou
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you have been following the Land Girls you will really like this one. A great follow up to what they have been doing with themselves. Takes you right back to the farm
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