The Shipyard Girls on the Home Front
The Shipyard Girls on the Home Front by Nancy Revell takes us back to December of 1943 where our favorite ladies have just finished celebrating Christmas in Sunderland. Gloria arrives at home to find Jack on her doorstep. After two years, Gloria and Jack are finally reunited. While over the moon to be with Jack, Gloria is worried about the reactions of her sons to her news. Gloria must tell them about her divorce, Jack, and their baby sister. Rosie received news that Peter is alive and well. Rosie knows that he is working undercover in France, and that she will not see him until the war is over. When the shipyard receives a special commission for Royal Navy landing craft tanks, Rosie pushes the ladies to finish as many as possible since they will used to help liberate France. Dorothy has been dating Lt. Toby Mitchell and knows that a proposal is imminent when he asks to meet with her parents. But then a new man enters her life. What does 1944 hold for the Shipyard Girls?
The Shipyard Girls on the Home Front by Nancy Revell is the 10th novel in The Shipyard Girls Series. This tale picks up where A Christmas Wish for the Shipyard Girls ends. This is a series that is best read in order (so you can understand the characters and what they have been through). I thought The Shipyard Girls on the Home Front was well-written. The author captures the time-period and locale. I can tell Nancy Revell did her research for this series and especially this book. I like how current events were included. This series has delightful characters (Rosie, Martha, Dorothy, Gloria, Angie, Hannah, and Helen). I look forward to each book in this series so I can find out what is happening next with this group of ladies. This group has dealt with many challenges since the outbreak of war. My attention was caught from the very first page and it was held throughout the book. I enjoy reading about the ladies’ latest experiences. The Shipyard Girls on the Home Front is an emotional novel. When one of the ladies receives devastating news, you need to have a tissue handy. The characters have gone through so much over the course of the series and the war is not over yet. I like how these women have formed a family. They care for each other and look after each other. It is wonderful to read about such a caring group of people. Each book in this series is better than the last. I am eager to read Shipyard Girls Under the Mistletoe. The Shipyard Girls Series would make a great PBS program. The Shipyard Girls on the Home Front is a charming book that has joy, love, grief, loss, humor, drama, and heartache.
The Avid Reader
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