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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

The Nightingale Girls

Delightful introduction to the Nightingale nurses. Lives, loves, sorrows and training are all part of the everyday saga of these young nurses prior to WW2. Beautifully narrated by Penelope Freeman, each character is brought to life enabling the reader to fully immerse into the story and picture each girl as she goes about her life. Well worth reading. Highly recommended!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18

The CODE girls?

I love Daisy Styles books and usually enjoy every one I read. I cannot say that I did not enjoy this book as I found it a pleasant read BUT I felt the story was more a "WW2 Upstairs Downstairs" than a book about actual code girls. As mentioned in another review, I found the story to be more "Enid Blyton" than Daisy Styles with the emphasis on work downstairs in the kitchens rather than code breaking. I am disappointed as I was looking forward to reading a novel based around the code girls actual work but sadly this novel barely mentioned the code breaking of WW2.
The book was beautifully narrated by Anne Dover who as usual can make even the most boring novels sound exciting, therefore it was worth buying for that alone. As a novel it is very similar to Daisy Styles other WW2 books with very little changes. Overall a pleasant read but not one of her best efforts.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-18

Another great read!

This is the second book in the Rosie Archer "Munitions Girls" trilogy. WW2 rages on and our girls continue to experience love and heartbreak while the war continues. Excellent follow up to "The Munitions Girls" a must read to continue the saga of life during the dark days of the war. Beautifully narrated by Helen Lloyd. Highly recommended!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-18

Beautiful story of military life during WW2

Annie Aldingtons narrations bring any novels to life with her gentle voice and ability to use emotion when needed, pair it with a superb author and you have a guaranteed "can't put it down" story. Once again, Beryl Matthews blows us away with her wonderful writings! Highly recommended!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-18

Another lovely story set in wartime Britain.

This 3rd book in the series was well written and enjoyable. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the narration by Helen Lloyd as much as Anne Dovers narration of previous books in this series. I felt the narrator's voice sounds "too old" to do justice to the characters and lacked the emotion of Anne Dover. It was however a very enjoyable novel and is highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-18

Lovely story of WW2 life in the munitions factory

Fabulous follow up to "The Bomb Girls" this book continues with the lives of more munitions girls at the Phoenix factory. Love, loss and happy endings. Beautifully narrated by Anne Dover. Highly recommended!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-18

WW2 Heartbreak and happiness

Story of life for 2 sisters and the A.T.S. girls during WW2.
Beautifully and emotionally narrated by Anne Dover this novel grips you from start to finish.
If you love WW2 romance you will love "Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys".
Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-18

Book 2 of the Cliffhaven series.

Another heart wrenching story of life in Cliffhaven.
This book is about the nurses who are billeted at the b&b along with a Polish refugee. Life during WW2 is taking it's toll...........
Heartache, tragedy, love and happiness are becomin a daily part of life.
Well narrated by Julie Maisey this is a good novel.
Recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-18

The life, loves and losses of Kitty during WW2.

Lovely story of Kitty who joins the women's volunteer army. Well written by Fiona Ford this book shows how life can change so dramatically during times of conflict. I found Kitty rather weak and frustrating at times but without her "relationship" with Billy there would not have been much of a story. Beautifully narrated by Emma Powell the book brings another angle to life during WW2. Enjoyable book, recommended read.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

An insight into the French Resistance during WW2

Another well written novel by Margaret Mayhew.
Life, love and loss feature in this wonderful story set during WW2. A definite page turner, you won't want to put this book down until the very end.........and it will leave you wanting more!
Beautifully narrated by Kim Hicks. Highly recommended!

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