We’re delighted to be sharing Alice-Jane’s thoughts with you on tour today for The Bomb Girl Brides by Daisy Styles.
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Penguin (28 Jun. 2018)
It’s 1944 and Britain is a country at war. The young women of the Phoenix munitions factory are giving their all to the cause, but romance is beckoning . . .
The life of a Bomb Girl isn’t usually glamourous. But Maggie is getting married, so she is going to make sure her wedding day is – even if she does have to spend every other day slaving on the factory floor.
This blasted factory was not what Julia had in mind either. She had always dreamed of attending Oxford University rather than getting her hands dirty and the easy laughter of the other women intimidate her terribly.
But they are all here together in this munitions factory in a Lancashire mill town, sharing firsts, pitching in and getting on. Despite rationing, dangerous hard work and new situations these Bomb Girls are going to do their best at work, and in love.
Available to purchase in digital, paperback and audiobook formats.
This book was a joy to read – I thoroughly enjoyed it! The author writes with an easy and flowing style making it very simple for one to be enveloped in the world of the 1940’s turmoil and emotional struggles of wartime.
The focus of the story lies with the powerfully strong women who have had their lives turned upside down yet continue with the hope and high moral of the era. In addition to relaying the daily war related fears of the girls lives, Daisy Styles has managed to encourage the reader to see how life can be lived from one day at a time, and with the enjoyment of the simple pleasures in life.
I enjoyed the story line of this book, as it was written with a positive attitude of working together to achieve what seems to be the impossible and how romance can blossom and thrive even in the darkest of times!
I very much look forward to reading more from this series!
Daisy Styles grew up in Lancashire surrounded by a family and community of strong women whose tales she loved to listen to. It was from these women, particularly her vibrant mother and Irish grandmother, that Daisy learned the art of storytelling. There was also the landscape of her childhood – wide, sweeping, empty moors and hills that ran as far as the eye could see – which was a perfect backdrop for a saga, a space big enough and wild enough to stage a drama, one about women’s lives during the Second World War.
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