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 . . . Until a mysterious stranger turns up one day – could he reignite a spark in Betty?
As the year draws to a close, and Christmas approaches, the girls must rely on each other to navigate the dark days that lie ahead . . .
With so much change, can their friendship survive the war?
How exciting to be back at Woolworths at Christmas! I loved Elaine Everest's The Woolworths Girls, it conjured up such happy memories of the store and this was such a special book to join this wonderful series.
The prologue was troubling as we see Freda working as an auxiliary in the fire service and racing to Canterbury, where she finds out her friends from the Erith Woolworths have been injured. That leaves us on tenterhooks as we delve back into the story of the friends and their community.
Mystery is afoot as there is a stranger watching Betty Billington, and love, friendships and emotion runs high as the war takes Kent deeper within its grips.
It was lovely to catch back up with their lives and stories, and it did not take long to take me back to where we were in the last book. This really is a beautiful festive read which will conjure up vivid images, and leave you uplifted and filled with fighting spirit, camaraderie and Christmas cheer.
Another wonderful read from Ms. Everest.
Title: Christmas at Woolworths
Author: Elaine Everest
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2nd November 2017