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Historical Fiction | Christmas with the Shipyard Girls | Nancy Revell

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We’re delighted to be on tour sharing Alice-Jane’s thoughts for Christmas with the Shipyard Girls by Nancy Revell.

Christmas with the Shipyard Girls is the seventh story in the Shipyard Girls Series (each story is a stand-alone).


Book covers for the six novels in The Shipyard Girls Series by Nancy Revell

Read Alice-Jane’s thoughts on the previous stories in this series.


Sunderland, 1942: Christmas is fast approaching and with it comes a flurry of snow and surprises…

Against all odds, Polly’s fiancé has finally returned home from the front line. If they can keep things on an even keel, she might get the winter wedding she’s always dreamed of.

Meanwhile shipyard manager Helen is determined to move on after a turbulent year. Her sights are set on breaking the yard’s production record and no one, not even the handsome Dr Parker, is going to get in her way.

And head welder Rosie’s little sister Charlotte has turned up unannounced. Why is she back and so set on staying?

Join the shipyard girls as they navigate through life, love and war this Christmas.

Book Cover for Christmas with the Shipyard Girls by Nancy Revell

Christmas with the Shipyard Girls by Nancy Revell is published by Arrow and is available to purchase in digital (24th October), paperback (31st October) and audiobook (14th November) formats.

Review

Christmas with the Shipyard Girls is another wonderfully commanding story from Nancy Revell, depicting the torment and hardship of the war years.

For the girls of the Sunderland shipyard, the strength of their friendship gives testimony of the British spirit of ‘carrying on’ that won the war.

For each character the difficult and dangerous work at the yard is tempered with the fear and realities of the unknown outcomes of war. 

For Polly, her relationship with Tommy is really questioned when faced with his recovery from the horrors of war and his compunction to ‘do his bit’ with true fighting spirit. 

Nancy Revell writes with a page turning enthusiasm that keeps the reader involved with its characters from start to finish. 

Alice-Jane guest reviewer on Jera's Jamboree

Nancy Revell is the pen name of writer and journalist Amanda 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.

Author photo Nancy Revell

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