Today we are taking a step back in time to visit the Colliery Rows and the Kelly/Dodd family. I loved getting to know them in the last book and jumped at the chance to revisit them.
Rose is an inspirational lead character who isn’t afraid to break away from the norm, she is full of determination and has seen heartbreak in her childhood and once again in this story experiences true heartbreak. However I loved how she pulled herself back up and remained determined to fend for herself and Lily and chase down her dreams. Throughout this story she is thrown curve balls she has to contend with, but she always holds her head high and works hard to get the job done.
Through these books, I’ve learnt more about the expressions and what life was like for the families of the pit workers. I love the closeness of the families on Colliery Row and how they support eachother through the good and bad.
A book I loved reading and would highly recommend to anyone who loves historical fiction set in the years following World War II.
Rose has a promising future stretching out before her until a cruel twist of fate seizes it. Will she overcome her heartache as she tries to build a new life? Rose returns to the safe haven of Linwood colliery and her warm-hearted family. As she settles into life in the colliery rows, Rose makes an astounding discovery and a long lost family member appears who makes demands on them all..
Chrissie Bradshaw’s emotionally gripping historical reads have a northern Catherine Cookson vibe with a modern attitude. ‘Rose’s Ever After’ follows on from ‘Rose’s Choice’ yet it can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel
Read ‘Rose’s Ever After’ to follow the twists and turns of Rose’s eventful life. Will the rugged path ahead, full of challenges, lead her to a new ‘happily ever after’?
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Meet the Author
Chrissie, 2016 winner of the Romantic Novelist’s Association Elizabeth Goudge writing trophy, is a seasoned tea drinker who writes contemporary and historical family sagas.
Chrissie has always loved match-making a book to a reader. Writing the kind of book she loves to read takes this a step further. When Chrissie is not writing or reading, you will find her walking her dog on the beach, travelling or spending time with her family and friends. She would love to hear from readers.
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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to jump on the blog tour and for all the wonderful books you invite us to read.
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