The Woolworths Girls

The Woolworths Girls➿ [Download] ➽ The Woolworths Girls By Elaine Everest ➵ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Can romance blossom in times of trouble It s and as the threat of war hangs over the country, Sarah Caselton is preparing for her new job at Woolworths Before long, she forms a tight bond with two of Can romance blossom in times of trouble It sand as the threat of war hangs The Woolworths Kindle - over the country, Sarah Caselton is preparing for her new job at Woolworths Before long, she forms a tight bond with two of her colleagues the glamorous Maisie and shy Freda The trio couldn t be different, but they immediately form a close knit friendship, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future Sarah soon falls into the rhythm of her new position, enjoying the social events hosted by Woolies and her blossoming romance with young assistant manager, Alan But with the threat of war clouding the horizon, the young men and women of Woolworths realize that there are bigger battles ahead It s a dangerous time for the nation, and an even perilous time to fall in love. I fell in love with this book from the first page It is just utterly engrossing, the storyline sweeps you along, the characters are likeable and I felt wrapped up in their stories and also the setting of WW2 following the highs and the lows, friendship and romance I really can t wait to catch up with Sarah, Maisie and Frieda in Christmas at Woolworths later this year and have just ordered The Butlins Girls by the same author and can t wait for it to arrive When you pick up a book like The Woolworths Girls you re looking a comfort read I think most of us are aware that the good old days weren t quite so good, but what the author brings us is that magical sense of nostalgia for things past, perhaps things lost, a sense of family, of belonging and community spirit Opening at the beginning of WWII, telling the story of three young girls setting out on an uncertain journey to adulthood, a journey madedaunting by the impending war, the story i When you pick up a book like The Woolworths Girls you re looking a comfort read I think most of us are aware that the good old days weren t quite so good, but what the author brings us is that magical sense of nostalgia for things past, perhaps things lost, a sense of family, of belonging and community spirit Opening at the beginning of WWII, telling the story of three young girls setting out on an uncertain journey to adulthood, a journey madedaunting by the impending war, the story is based around Woolworths, a landmark in history, the go to shop for bits and bobs which you could rely on Woollies to stock It can t fail to resonate with people, young and old, those who might have shopped there, those who, like me, had mothers or grandmothers with barely two pennies to rub together , who would go to Woollies for everything from cheap lippy to laces The central girls, Sarah, Freda and Maisie, win hearts immediately Nervously attending interviews, we are given glimpses of just the right amount of beautifully concise backstory to have us totally invested in them They re from very different backgrounds, each with their own troubled secrets, and each with an innocence we want to preserve We watch them bond, we watch them grow, we follow their trials and tribulations, from the seemingly trivial which are so important to girls of that age, to their adapting to the terrors that war brings The secondary characters are cleverly drawn, making us want to share their stories too Sarah s grandmother, Ruby, whose home is where the heart is, is the linchpin, a stalwart of a woman who s as determined the girls will have a square meal inside them as she is to protect them I loved this book from the opening chapter, where ex sailors from the Seaman s Mission were singing Christmas carols in the snow I loved the ending, where Sarah was taking new staff under her wing I loved everything in between If you love WWII reads, nostalgia in bucketfuls, a timely reminder of the hardship endured, and a smile along the way, The Woolworths Girls encapsulates it all Highly recommended enjoyed getting to know Sarah, Freda and Maisie Intrigue from their pasts had me trying to work out what they were running from and why they were drawn to Erith Their growing friendship which begins at the Woolies interview is interesting because they are such different people Their strengths and weaknesses compliment each other and they learn when to push those friendship boundaries without fear of reprisals.There are some fabulous characters we get enjoyed getting to know Sarah, Freda and Maisie Intrigue from their pasts had me trying to work out what they were running from and why they were drawn to Erith Their growing friendship which begins at the Woolies interview is interesting because they are such different people Their strengths and weaknesses compliment each other and they learn when to push those friendship boundaries without fear of reprisals.There are some fabulous characters we get to meet too Sarah s grandmother Ruby is the salt of the earth, nurturing the girls, providing home comforts and protecting them when it s needed Ruby s friendship with neighbour Vera provides some spark and even though we only meet Maisie s mother in law a couple of times she left a lasting impression and not in a good way I must admit I wondered how Sarah s parents had ever stayed together for all those years Miss Billington s story was sad and I enjoyed the added depth her friendship with Sarah brings to the story The war obviously plays a part in the story and not just because of the romance between Sarah and Alan There are a few tense scenes and I could picture what was happening so vividly When I interviewed Elaine, she shared the hardest scene to write and it was obvious she wrote from the heart The scenes in Woolies with the girls on their counters and the party for the old soldiers felt very real It was like stepping back to a time of innocence Very refreshing to read a story without mobile phones and the internet Not being able to text someone or Google something gave a heightened sense of tension when crises arose but it wasn t just communication The romance is also innocent and naive compared to today There was a different pace to life and a strong sense of community both before, during and after the war.The Woolworths Girls was a comfort read for me What I mean by that is it is a story that my mum and I would have shared between us so a comfort in a good way One to add to your reading lists.I would like to thank the publishers for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review This was an heartwarming book from start to end and take you back in time and you believe you are there with them as so well written You get to know three main characters who work at woolworths and it s a hard time as threat of war and each character is different but they get on so well and can they find love or not well worth reading and now really looking forward to the follow on book soon. Loved this book,cannot wait for christmas one to come out xx The Woolworths Girls is an engaging and sentimental novel Woolworths is a place that I think we all have some memories of Being a child in the shop s later days, I still remember the excitement of popping in for some pick n mix and a root through the cheap toys and CDs When discussing this book, I also learnt that my gran had worked in Woolworths when she was younger and so it is one of those places that a lot of people think fondly of In the book, I enjoyed reading detail of the dynamics t The Woolworths Girls is an engaging and sentimental novel Woolworths is a place that I think we all have some memories of Being a child in the shop s later days, I still remember the excitement of popping in for some pick n mix and a root through the cheap toys and CDs When discussing this book, I also learnt that my gran had worked in Woolworths when she was younger and so it is one of those places that a lot of people think fondly of In the book, I enjoyed reading detail of the dynamics that came with working in Woolworths from the items they sold, the various departments and cheap prices it was a proper representation of the Woolworths I think so many people will be able to recognise What Elaine Everest has written, whilst it is a nostalgic novel, also sees Woolworths as a form of backdrop to the impending World War II and the book follows a very emotive story of working and living through times of war and what it feels like to know your loved ones may never recover from the war that is coming At times very touching and romantic, The Woolworths Girls also engages the reader with a series of emotional twists and turns which have you turning the pages quickly and rooting for the characters to come through it all okay Sarah, Freda and Maisie are the Woolworths girls I loved how we were introduced to the characters together at their job interviews, and each one felt very carefully and realistically characterised by the author, with depth to their feelings and personalities evident right from the moment we meet them Maisie is dressed up and glam and appears posh to the other girls though she is anything but Freda is very shy and reserved at first but after making friends with Sarah and Maisie, soon comes out of her shell Sarah is just glad to be living with her nan, Ruby, although she quickly finds herself drawn to Alan, Woolworths assistant manager The friendship between Sarah, Freda and Maisie was the highlight of this book for me I loved getting to know them as people and seeing their bond grow Regardless of what was taking place around them, as friends they always stood strong and it was endearing to read Despite being very different people, they quickly became close and contributed to much of the humour and lightness to this novel The dynamics between them and their dialogue made for refreshing reading and some of my favourite moments came at the parties and events they were together at where you could really believe them as characters and see what their friendship meant to one another Another character I really enjoyed reading about was Sarah s nan who was kind and caring from the start and a bit of a rock to several characters, always there to listen and offer help and advice Ruby was a brave and considerate woman and one I felt connected to throughout as I loved seeing the part she played in the story Alan was an interesting character who I wasn t sure of early on but as I got further into the book, I could really feel the pressure and almost desperation of being in love as the war is building Knowing things couldn t possibly work in a perfect manner but wanting so much for that to be the case for him and Sarah Many novels that I have read set in this time focus firmly on the war and its brutal implications but I think that s why I was drawn to this particular novel because it had a different edge to it It may not have been a massively unsettling read but it was full of heart and very compelling Beautifully told, reading the romance and nostalgia of this story whilst it draws on the war in a heart rending fashion ensured that this book was moving and honest but at the same time, quite a pleasant read too The Woolworths Girls is a very satisfying novel from start to finish and I m looking forward to reading the author s next novel as her style of writing really draws me in review copy The Woolworths GirlsI really enjoyed this audiobook and ended up listening through the night because I just had to know the end of the story.Set in the war it gave a glimpse of what life was like in war time Britain with people being called up to fight for their country and women doing war time work.A love story set in Woolies with a proposal at the pan counter and a separation when missing in action and hope was lost for a time.Very well narrated and well worth a read.Highly recommended The Woolworths GirlsI really enjoyed this audiobook and ended up listening through the night because I just had to know the end of the story.Set in the war it gave a glimpse of what life was like in war time Britain with people being called up to fight for their country and women doing war time work.A love story set in Woolies with a proposal at the pan counter and a separation when missing in action and hope was lost for a time.Very well narrated and well worth a read.Highly recommended Found it slow going at times but ended up finishing it Liked the characters which was the main reason I continued. Who doesn t have memories of woolies Ok, ok This is not my normal read, there s no murder mystery to solve, no deep psychological element Just not me This book is something my mother, or a neighbour would read Yet, I liked it Sarah, Maisie and Freda are three captivating characters, from the very start Though most of the book is based on true historical events, so of course I know details like we do end up going to war etc There was still intrigue, for me Elaine Everest builds up wonderful pictures in my head of life in t Ok, ok This is not my normal read, there s no murder mystery to solve, no deep psychological element Just not me This book is something my mother, or a neighbour would read Yet, I liked it Sarah, Maisie and Freda are three captivating characters, from the very start Though most of the book is based on true historical events, so of course I know details like we do end up going to war etc There was still intrigue, for me Elaine Everest builds up wonderful pictures in my head of life in times gone by I can picture every character, every building and of course those dresses Everest had me fighting back tears at a couple of points in this book, it reminds you that friends and family are what s important Everything else can just tittle off I wouldn t say no to reading another book like this, they say variety is the spice of life, after all

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    The Woolworths Girls ePUB Ô The Woolworths Kindle - trio couldn t be different, but they immediately form a close knit friendship, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future Sarah soon falls into the rhythm of her new position, enjoying the social events hosted by Woolies and her blossoming romance with young assistant manager, Alan But with the threat of war clouding the horizon, the young men and women of Woolworths realize that there are bigger battles ahead It s a dangerous time for the nation, and an even perilous time to fall in love. I fell in love with this book from the first page It is just utterly engrossing, the storyline sweeps you along, the characters are likeable and I felt wrapped up in their stories and also the setting of WW2 following the highs and the lows, friendship and romance I really can t wait to catch up with Sarah, Maisie and Frieda in Christmas at Woolworths later this year and have just ordered The Butlins Girls by the same author and can t wait for it to arrive When you pick up a book like The Woolworths Girls you re looking a comfort read I think most of us are aware that the good old days weren t quite so good, but what the author brings us is that magical sense of nostalgia for things past, perhaps things lost, a sense of family, of belonging and community spirit Opening at the beginning of WWII, telling the story of three young girls setting out on an uncertain journey to adulthood, a journey madedaunting by the impending war, the story i When you pick up a book like The Woolworths Girls you re looking a comfort read I think most of us are aware that the good old days weren t quite so good, but what the author brings us is that magical sense of nostalgia for things past, perhaps things lost, a sense of family, of belonging and community spirit Opening at the beginning of WWII, telling the story of three young girls setting out on an uncertain journey to adulthood, a journey madedaunting by the impending war, the story is based around Woolworths, a landmark in history, the go to shop for bits and bobs which you could rely on Woollies to stock It can t fail to resonate with people, young and old, those who might have shopped there, those who, like me, had mothers or grandmothers with barely two pennies to rub together , who would go to Woollies for everything from cheap lippy to laces The central girls, Sarah, Freda and Maisie, win hearts immediately Nervously attending interviews, we are given glimpses of just the right amount of beautifully concise backstory to have us totally invested in them They re from very different backgrounds, each with their own troubled secrets, and each with an innocence we want to preserve We watch them bond, we watch them grow, we follow their trials and tribulations, from the seemingly trivial which are so important to girls of that age, to their adapting to the terrors that war brings The secondary characters are cleverly drawn, making us want to share their stories too Sarah s grandmother, Ruby, whose home is where the heart is, is the linchpin, a stalwart of a woman who s as determined the girls will have a square meal inside them as she is to protect them I loved this book from the opening chapter, where ex sailors from the Seaman s Mission were singing Christmas carols in the snow I loved the ending, where Sarah was taking new staff under her wing I loved everything in between If you love WWII reads, nostalgia in bucketfuls, a timely reminder of the hardship endured, and a smile along the way, The Woolworths Girls encapsulates it all Highly recommended enjoyed getting to know Sarah, Freda and Maisie Intrigue from their pasts had me trying to work out what they were running from and why they were drawn to Erith Their growing friendship which begins at the Woolies interview is interesting because they are such different people Their strengths and weaknesses compliment each other and they learn when to push those friendship boundaries without fear of reprisals.There are some fabulous characters we get enjoyed getting to know Sarah, Freda and Maisie Intrigue from their pasts had me trying to work out what they were running from and why they were drawn to Erith Their growing friendship which begins at the Woolies interview is interesting because they are such different people Their strengths and weaknesses compliment each other and they learn when to push those friendship boundaries without fear of reprisals.There are some fabulous characters we get to meet too Sarah s grandmother Ruby is the salt of the earth, nurturing the girls, providing home comforts and protecting them when it s needed Ruby s friendship with neighbour Vera provides some spark and even though we only meet Maisie s mother in law a couple of times she left a lasting impression and not in a good way I must admit I wondered how Sarah s parents had ever stayed together for all those years Miss Billington s story was sad and I enjoyed the added depth her friendship with Sarah brings to the story The war obviously plays a part in the story and not just because of the romance between Sarah and Alan There are a few tense scenes and I could picture what was happening so vividly When I interviewed Elaine, she shared the hardest scene to write and it was obvious she wrote from the heart The scenes in Woolies with the girls on their counters and the party for the old soldiers felt very real It was like stepping back to a time of innocence Very refreshing to read a story without mobile phones and the internet Not being able to text someone or Google something gave a heightened sense of tension when crises arose but it wasn t just communication The romance is also innocent and naive compared to today There was a different pace to life and a strong sense of community both before, during and after the war.The Woolworths Girls was a comfort read for me What I mean by that is it is a story that my mum and I would have shared between us so a comfort in a good way One to add to your reading lists.I would like to thank the publishers for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review This was an heartwarming book from start to end and take you back in time and you believe you are there with them as so well written You get to know three main characters who work at woolworths and it s a hard time as threat of war and each character is different but they get on so well and can they find love or not well worth reading and now really looking forward to the follow on book soon. Loved this book,cannot wait for christmas one to come out xx The Woolworths Girls is an engaging and sentimental novel Woolworths is a place that I think we all have some memories of Being a child in the shop s later days, I still remember the excitement of popping in for some pick n mix and a root through the cheap toys and CDs When discussing this book, I also learnt that my gran had worked in Woolworths when she was younger and so it is one of those places that a lot of people think fondly of In the book, I enjoyed reading detail of the dynamics t The Woolworths Girls is an engaging and sentimental novel Woolworths is a place that I think we all have some memories of Being a child in the shop s later days, I still remember the excitement of popping in for some pick n mix and a root through the cheap toys and CDs When discussing this book, I also learnt that my gran had worked in Woolworths when she was younger and so it is one of those places that a lot of people think fondly of In the book, I enjoyed reading detail of the dynamics that came with working in Woolworths from the items they sold, the various departments and cheap prices it was a proper representation of the Woolworths I think so many people will be able to recognise What Elaine Everest has written, whilst it is a nostalgic novel, also sees Woolworths as a form of backdrop to the impending World War II and the book follows a very emotive story of working and living through times of war and what it feels like to know your loved ones may never recover from the war that is coming At times very touching and romantic, The Woolworths Girls also engages the reader with a series of emotional twists and turns which have you turning the pages quickly and rooting for the characters to come through it all okay Sarah, Freda and Maisie are the Woolworths girls I loved how we were introduced to the characters together at their job interviews, and each one felt very carefully and realistically characterised by the author, with depth to their feelings and personalities evident right from the moment we meet them Maisie is dressed up and glam and appears posh to the other girls though she is anything but Freda is very shy and reserved at first but after making friends with Sarah and Maisie, soon comes out of her shell Sarah is just glad to be living with her nan, Ruby, although she quickly finds herself drawn to Alan, Woolworths assistant manager The friendship between Sarah, Freda and Maisie was the highlight of this book for me I loved getting to know them as people and seeing their bond grow Regardless of what was taking place around them, as friends they always stood strong and it was endearing to read Despite being very different people, they quickly became close and contributed to much of the humour and lightness to this novel The dynamics between them and their dialogue made for refreshing reading and some of my favourite moments came at the parties and events they were together at where you could really believe them as characters and see what their friendship meant to one another Another character I really enjoyed reading about was Sarah s nan who was kind and caring from the start and a bit of a rock to several characters, always there to listen and offer help and advice Ruby was a brave and considerate woman and one I felt connected to throughout as I loved seeing the part she played in the story Alan was an interesting character who I wasn t sure of early on but as I got further into the book, I could really feel the pressure and almost desperation of being in love as the war is building Knowing things couldn t possibly work in a perfect manner but wanting so much for that to be the case for him and Sarah Many novels that I have read set in this time focus firmly on the war and its brutal implications but I think that s why I was drawn to this particular novel because it had a different edge to it It may not have been a massively unsettling read but it was full of heart and very compelling Beautifully told, reading the romance and nostalgia of this story whilst it draws on the war in a heart rending fashion ensured that this book was moving and honest but at the same time, quite a pleasant read too The Woolworths Girls is a very satisfying novel from start to finish and I m looking forward to reading the author s next novel as her style of writing really draws me in review copy The Woolworths GirlsI really enjoyed this audiobook and ended up listening through the night because I just had to know the end of the story.Set in the war it gave a glimpse of what life was like in war time Britain with people being called up to fight for their country and women doing war time work.A love story set in Woolies with a proposal at the pan counter and a separation when missing in action and hope was lost for a time.Very well narrated and well worth a read.Highly recommended The Woolworths GirlsI really enjoyed this audiobook and ended up listening through the night because I just had to know the end of the story.Set in the war it gave a glimpse of what life was like in war time Britain with people being called up to fight for their country and women doing war time work.A love story set in Woolies with a proposal at the pan counter and a separation when missing in action and hope was lost for a time.Very well narrated and well worth a read.Highly recommended Found it slow going at times but ended up finishing it Liked the characters which was the main reason I continued. Who doesn t have memories of woolies Ok, ok This is not my normal read, there s no murder mystery to solve, no deep psychological element Just not me This book is something my mother, or a neighbour would read Yet, I liked it Sarah, Maisie and Freda are three captivating characters, from the very start Though most of the book is based on true historical events, so of course I know details like we do end up going to war etc There was still intrigue, for me Elaine Everest builds up wonderful pictures in my head of life in t Ok, ok This is not my normal read, there s no murder mystery to solve, no deep psychological element Just not me This book is something my mother, or a neighbour would read Yet, I liked it Sarah, Maisie and Freda are three captivating characters, from the very start Though most of the book is based on true historical events, so of course I know details like we do end up going to war etc There was still intrigue, for me Elaine Everest builds up wonderful pictures in my head of life in times gone by I can picture every character, every building and of course those dresses Everest had me fighting back tears at a couple of points in this book, it reminds you that friends and family are what s important Everything else can just tittle off I wouldn t say no to reading another book like this, they say variety is the spice of life, after all "/>
  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • The Woolworths Girls
  • Elaine Everest
  • English
  • 28 April 2017
  • 144729548X