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A Christmas Wish for the Shipyard Girls

(Shipyard Girls #9)

4.73  ·  Rating details ·  498 ratings  ·  32 reviews
**THE NINTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING SHIPYARD GIRLS SERIES**

‘Emotional and gripping’ Take a Break
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Sunderland, 1943: As Christmas approaches in the shipyards, everyone is hoping for a little magic…

Helen would love to find the courage to tell the dashing Dr Parker of her true feelings for him. But how can she when he clearly has eyes for some
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Published October 1st 2020
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Stina
I am excited to be taking part in the #BlogTour for Nancy Revell's latest in the exciting Shipyard Girls series, A CHRISTMAS WISH FOR THE SHIPYARD GIRLS.

Having come in to the series with the last book "Triumph for the Shipyard Girls" , I have only just been introduced to the girls that make up this wonderful series. So needless to say, I was thrilled with the opportunity to read the next installment A CHRISTMAS WISH FOR THE SHIPYARD GIRLS. The lives, the loves, the heartbreaks the girls are f
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Sandra
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have waited to read the continuing story of the shipyard girls their lives at work and home and Nancy Revell has not disappointed.After a heavy night of bombing the girls head to the yard to see if they were needed and they were as needed to plug the holes on the boat they had so nearly finished with.As time passes Bel is still desperate to be a mother again but alas mother nature has said no and she is also stressed about what to do about the horrid fact of who her birth father is and it is e ...more
HM Yates
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another good book in this series. Look forward to the next one
Sandra
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have waited to read the continuing story of the shipyard girls their lives at work and home and Nancy Revell has not disappointed.After a heavy night of bombing the girls head to the yard to see if they were needed and they were as needed to plug the holes on the boat they had so nearly finished with.As time passes Bel is still desperate to be a mother again but alas mother nature has said no and she is also stressed about what to do about the horrid fact of who her birth father is and it is e ...more
Amanda
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘A Christmas Wish For The Shipyard Girls’ is the 9th book in the bestselling series featuring ‘The Shipyard Girls’. I have been a fan of this series right from the very beginning. I have read, reviewed, loved and raved about every book in the series to date. As soon as I finish reading the latest book in the series, I immediately look forward to the next book in the series and (im)patiently wait until I can get my hands on a copy. ‘A Christmas Wish For The Shipyard Girls’ is the latest in the se ...more
Karen Cole
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The previous novel, Triumph of the Shipyard Girls saw Helen finally discover the truth about Bel and the prologue here reveals another surprise connected to the Havelock family's dark past. As the ninth book in this riveting series, returning readers will obviously have an advantage over newcomers but Nancy Revell seamlessly includes enough of the back story for new readers to soon fall in love with this wonderful group of characters.
Although the title of the book is A Christmas Wish for the Shi
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Emma Crowley
Nov 10, 2020 rated it liked it
A Christmas Wish for the Shipyard Girls is the ninth in a brilliant series from Nancy Revell. It follows the lives, loves and losses of a group of remarkable women working as welders in the shipyards of Sunderland during World War Two. This book picks up directly up from where the previous book finished and boy am I glad because it had certainly ended on an epic cliff-hanger that has been central to the story so far. I easily settled straight back into the story but for those new to this series ...more
Joanne D'Arcy
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cannot believe we have reached book nine and it is coming up to 1943 for the Shipyard Girls that I have grown to love over the previous books. History tells us that the Second World War is taking a new path and I know as I read there is some momentous changes abound. It worries me that we could be near the end of this wonderful series.

But as ever I am taken into the lives of Rosie, head welder of her close knit team of women whose wish is to know that her husband Peter is alive and well. She
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Jaffareadstoo
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's always such a pleasure to return to this series as catching up with the Shipyard Girls is like meeting again with old friends. It's now 1943 and the North East shipyards are facing a tough time as a barrage of bombardment aimed at the docks means that the girls are constantly occupied in repairing the damage which has been inflicted by enemy aircraft.

However, away from the shipyard, there are changes aplenty coming for all of the characters and none more so that for Bel and Pearl who must
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Caroline
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
A quick note, I would very much recommend reading the Shipyard girls series in order, starting with The Shipyard Girls. I have put together a list of the Shipyard Girls in order which I hope you find helpful. The stories are very nicely interwoven and there is a lot of background that it is worth being aware of before you embark on this book. What I will say is that once you start to read the Shipyard Girls series you will find it hard to stop!

Like the others, this novel focuses on 3 of the grou
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Joanna Park
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m a huge fan of this series which in my opinion keeps getting better and better. It was so nice to be back with the Shipyard Girls and to catch up with everything.

This book starts with an interesting scenario where the Shipyard has been bombed in the blitz which I don’t think had happened before. It was very interesting to see all the girls and their colleagues having to work together to try and save stuff in the yard. I must admit I’ve become very fond of the yard so I was a little upset and
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booklover BEV
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Nine that is absolutely enthralled to read.
May 1943, and the war continues.
Dr John Parker and Helen Crawford are still just good friends, Dr Eris works along side John in the Asylum and wants him for herself, has Helen lost John forever?
Working at J.L. Thompson and sons along side Rosie Gloria and all the other women welders all getting Denewood back on her feet as a bit of damage has been done but she hasn't sunk into the River Wear yet.
Life and work always keeps them going and Polly in no
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Jo Marlow
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What’s to say .....

Nancy Revell as with all the previous Shipyard Girls I’ve been left with the disappointment that the next instalment isn’t out until Feb 21, I’ve already pre ordered

Totally gripped again,all the shipyard girls feel as though we know each one, I have laughed & cried while reading (& not just this one), you can’t believe the emotions of them all.

Please keep the shipyard girls going for as long as you are able, there is so much more for us to find out, especially with the next g
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Tracey
Jan 17, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I struggled with this book to start with and that's because it's the ninth book in a series and unfortunately I hadn't previously read any of the others. I wouldn't say this can be read as a stand alone story.
Saying all that, I could appreciate that it was very well written.
I persevered and when I got to know the characters I really started to enjoy the story.
The last part of the book was a joy to read and I'm sure that I would have been hooked from the first page if I had been following the ser
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Pauline Dowdall
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book

Love this book followed all the books and characters and there lives and can’t wait for the next book which isn’t out till feb 2021, love the history that she tells of and the way people lived through war. Hope these books go on for a long time. These books would be great as a series on TV, please put a suggestion to the right people.
mois reads
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Helen, Pearl, Bell,

This has got to be the best book of the shipyard girls it had everything tears of happiness and tears of sadness but what pearl and Bell went through was heartbreaking then happiness and Helen went through so much to read this you need plenty tissues a 5 star read.
Betty Marshall
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant

Absolutely loved this book from beginning to end you just feel and big part of the girls lives when you are reading it it's as if they are all your friends. Cannot wait for the next part to catch up with the girls again . Would highly recommend anyone to read it. Well done to Nancy Revell Brilliant Author.
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Esther
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Move over, 'Love Actually', there's a new feel-good, festive story with plot twists and character overlaps popping up at every page turn." Full review on my blog at
http://clydescorner.org/2020/09/28/bl...
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noreen stephens
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Been hooked since first Shipyard Girls story

I read this edition in 2 days. Love the storyline and all the female characters that are so strong and determined to keep WW2 shipbuilding industry strong. Have read all the books in this series and can't wait for the next book!
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Janice Jackson
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Didn't disappoint

Have really enjoyed reading this latest novel in the series, once again we catch up with the female welders and there families as we build up to Christmas during the war. So looking forward to reading what happens next
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Julie Parker
Another excellent instalment

A book full of heartache, jubilation, love and happy everafters. Can not wait till the next instalment. Type of series that I can read over and over again
MS Julie Don
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story just gets better and better

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this instalment and looking forward to the next. I got my mum a copy and she's now up to date and just about to order the next instalment. I just get lost in the story . It just keeps you on the edge of your seat
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Lorraine E Behring-Terry
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic !

A great read to catch up with the ship yard girls saga. I felt as though were were there too. I had a job to put the book down.
Can’t wait for the next book.
Jane Morris
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just great

Great read cried my eyes out at the end can't wait for the next chapter in the lives of everybody in the book
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Linda Worboys
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good reading

I have thoroughly enjoyed all the shipyard stories and can't wait for the next one. A happy ending for Helen hopefully.
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mrs christine coey
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A really good read.

I really enjoyed following the same characters at Christmas. Can’t wait until the next book comes out in the new year.
Annette O'grady
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
a really great read did not want to put the book down
Trudie
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the Shipyard girls series and this was brilliant as usual. This made me cry tears of frustration and happiness.
Hilary Chandler
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Read every book in this series and it didn't disappoint. ...more
Paula
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic series

I really love this ww2 series I couldn’t put the books down what a fabulous author Nancy is got to wait patiently now till the next book comes out x
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Nancy Revell is the pseudonym of Amanda Revell Walton a writer and journalist that has worked for all the national newspapers, providing them with hard-hitting news stories and in-depth features. She has also worked for just about every woman's magazine in the country, writing amazing and inspirational true life stories. Nancy has recently relocated back to her home town of Sunderland, Tyne and We ...more

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