I love reading historical fiction and am very excited to be jumping on the blog tour for this wonderful read The Railway Girls in Love by Maisie Thomas
Today I am delighted to be jumping on the blog tour for The Railway Girls in Love set in Manchester during World War II. This is my first book in this series but it read great as a standalone and I loved getting to know this extraordinary selection of women who have become firm friends working on the railways.
A story that demonstrates some wonderful friendships despite the difficult circumstances everyone found themselves in. Once I hit the 50% mark this story just ran away and I was flying through the pages to see what would happen to Mabel & Harry’s relationship as Mabel returns to face some truths from her past and Joan discovers secrets that her Nan had hidden from her. I loved the smaller stories within the main story and how it meant we got to know more about each individual lady and how they came to be such firm friends to start with. As I reached the end, I was left with a feeling of happiness that despite being in a war torn country families still found ways to have their happily ever afters.
I now want to go back and read the beginning of this series and will keep my eyes eagerly peeled in the hope that more will be released so I can spend more time on the Manchester Railways.
Love is in the air, and together the railway girls can overcome even the hardest of times.
Mabel has finally put the past behind her, and her relationship with the dashing Harry is stronger than ever. That is, until an old flame shows up, leaving Mabel questioning her future.
Meanwhile Joan has made amends with Bob – if only she could do the same with Gran. And there’s still that family mystery she wants answer to, isn’t there?
As a mother and grandmother, Dot Green has always put her family first. Her job as a parcels porter has brought new purpose to her life, so is it finally time to start following her heart . . .
Life as a railway girl is busy but as war rages on and air raids disrupt daily life, the women realise they need each other more than ever, especially when there might be wedding bells on the horizon.
Meet the Author
Maisie Thomas was born and brought up in Manchester, which provides the location for her Railway Girls novels. She loves writing stories with strong female characters, set in times when women needed determination and vision to make their mark. The Railway Girls series is inspired by her great aunt Jessie, who worked as a railway clerk during the First World War.
Maisie live on the beautiful North Wales coast with her husband and their two rescue cats. They have enjoyed many holidays chugging up and down the UK’s heritage steam railways and their favourite is the Severn Valley Railway.
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