A Ration Book Christmas By Jean Fullerton

A Ration Book Christmas By Jean Fullerton

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In the darkest days of the Blitz, Christmas is more important than ever.

With Christmas approaching, the Brogan family of London’s East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe’s nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must do all they can to keep a stiff upper lip.

For Jo, the youngest of the Brogan sisters, the perils of war also offer a new-found freedom. Jo falls in love with Tommy, a man known for his dangerous reputation as much as his charm. But as the falling bombs devastate their neighbourhood and rationing begins to bite, will the Brogans manage to pull together a traditional family Christmas? And will Jo find the love and security she seeks in a time of such grave peril?

My Thoughts:

Jean Fullerton’s books never fail to disappoint and I was glad when I got to read this one, it’s a cracker. I loved reading about back in the day when the Blitz was on and how each person from the family coped. A really interesting and knowledgeable book. I loved it.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ration-Book-Christmas-heart-warming-classic-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ration-Book-Christmas-East-End

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Wedding Bells for Nurse Connie By Jean Fullerton

Wedding Bells for Nurse Connie By Jean Fullerton

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It’s 1948 and the nurses of the East End of London are making the most of life post-war. For Connie in particular, things are looking rosy as she looks forward to planning a future with her sweetheart, Malcolm. But, as many a young bride-to-be has proved, the course of true love never did run smooth and Connie finds herself having to grapple with interfering mothers and Malcolm’s reluctance to set the date.

But while there are many obstacles to overcome before walking down the aisle, at least Connie can relax in the knowledge that she’ll soon be married to the man of her dreams, can’t she?

Life at work isn’t all smooth sailing either. The newly-formed NHS is keeping the nurses of Fry House extremely busy and as ever in the life of a nurse heartbreak lurks at every turn. But there are some new faces to keep things interesting. And one in particular might be the answer to all of Connie’s problems..

My Thoughts:

This is the one of the books from the Nurse Connie series, it can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading them from the start. I was given this book from Jean the author herself which was such a lovely thing to do. I always find with Jean’s books that they take me longer to read which is not a bad thing, it is just there is some really good information that I want to absorb in and I am fascinated with what life was like in those days. There is a bit of sadness, humour and a romance in this story which will keep you hooked until the end, was sad when I had read the last page but I will definitely be looking forward to the next one.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wedding-Bells-Nurse-Connie-Fullerton

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Fetch Nurse Connie By Jean Fullerton

Fetch Nurse Connie By Jean Fullerton

London, 1945 and as the end of the war is declared and the troops start returning home, the nurses of the East End are joining in the celebrations.

For Nurse Connie Byrne the end of the war signals the beginning of a new chapter and as the revelries go on around the city, Connie’s mind is on another celebration that she’ll be able to arrange – the wedding to her sweetheart, Charlie, set to take place as soon as he arrives home. But when Connie meets Charlie off the train at London Bridge, she finds that his homecoming isn’t quite going to go according to plan…

Connie’s busy professional life, and the larger-than-life patients in the district, offer a welcome distraction, but for how long? If nursing in the East End has taught Connie anything, it’s that life is full of surprises.

My Thoughts:

I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of this book from Jean herself. I must say a big thank you as it is such a wonderful book. I only recently got into reading books about the war. This book is centered around the nurses in 1945, all the nurses have their own lives as well as their nursing lives so you get to find out more about them. I love the way Jean has gone into every tiny detail of the age in which the book is written. It gives you a pretty good idea of how times have changed and what must it of been like in those days. If you liked Call the Midwife, then you are sure to love this book. I would love to read the other books that Jean has written as I just couldn’t put this one down.

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fetch-Nurse-Connie-Jean-Fullerton/

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http://www.jeanfullerton.com/Jean-Fullerton’s-Books