Blog Tour: Victory for the Shipyard Girls by Nancy Revell

by - September 05, 2018

Published 6 September 2018
Arrow Paperback Original, £6.99
Also available as an eBook

About the book:

The fifth book in the compelling saga series The Shipyard Girls by Sunday Times bestselling author Nancy Revell, The Shipyard Girls series follows an eclectic group of women who go to work in the Sunderland shipyards during the Second World War and their daily trials with love, loss and living through war. Inspired by her own close family links to the Sunderland shipyards and her campaign to get the brave women who worked there during WWII recognised for their service.

The war rages on, but their friendship is stronger than ever.

Sunderland, 1942

With the war showing no sign of abating, Helen is thriving in her role as shipyard manager. But at home the return of her father brings a shocking discovery that tears her family apart.

Gloria is shouldering the burden of a terrible secret. If the truth comes out there could be dire consequences, and it will take all her resolve to resist the pressure around her.

Rosie is throwing herself into her work, taking on as many shifts as she can. Anything to keep her mind off the fact that she hasn’t heard from her sweetheart in months…

With life in the shipyards tougher than ever, will the strength of their friendship see them through to victory?

About the author:

Nancy Revell is the pen name of writer and journalistAmanda Revell Walton, who has worked for the national press for the past 25 years, providing them with hard-hitting news stories and in-depth features. She has also worked for just about every woman’s magazine, writing amazing and inspirational true life stories.

My thoughts:

Victory for the Shipyards Girls is the first novel of Nancy Revels that I have read. I love historical fiction and especially love when it is focused around the lives of the women during the war. 

I loved the setting of the Shipyard - a completely different environment to other stories I have read before. It really gave it that sense of women picking up jobs in what would've been seen as a man's world. 

Nancy Revell has created some really wonderful characters. Reading this book made me really want to start the series from the beginning so I can follow their life stories from the start and watch how the characters grow. 

The style of the book is written in a way that really creates intrigue and it has a good pace, so you get hooked into the story and wanting to know what happens. It definitely keeps you gripped!

The story ends on a cliffhanger, which is always gripping and makes you want to read the next book straight away! I can't wait to find out more about these incredible women and will definitely going back to the start to read their stories! 

I would give this book;

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves reading historical fiction, especially that which is focused on the lives of the women of the time. 

If you've read the book drop me a comment below to let me know what you thought. 

Chat soon beautifuls,

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