The Punch and Judy Girl By Sheila Newberry

The Punch and Judy Girl By Sheila Newberry

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This title will be released on May 4, 2017.

Suffolk, 1925.

After the death of her father, a much-loved Punch and Judy man, May Moon packs her bags and moves to the seaside in the hope of continuing his legacy.

Already tasked with looking after her younger sister, May little imagines her summer will grow tougher still. Her long absent mother has finally returned – and with an agenda all of her own.

But as May struggles to balance her family’s competing demands – and honour her father’s legacy – she’s surprised to discover her passion for performing grows ever stronger.

As the world around her begins to change, might she finally be able to find a dream of her own?

My Thoughts:

After reading some of Sheila’s previous novels I was keen to get stuck into this one. I liked this story but not as much as Sheila’s other stories. It was interesting to see what the 1925’s were like and to see what May would decide she would do with her life. It is a warm hearted read.

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The Gingerbread Girl By Sheila Newberry

The Gingerbread Girl By Sheila Newberry

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ALL SHE WANTED WAS A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

London, 1936

Ill and stuck in hospital at Christmas, seven year old Cora Kelly is excited to receive a visit from her mother, who brings her the gift of a gingerbread man. But little does Cora know that this will be the last time she sees her . . .

As Cora continues her recovery on a farm in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, tragedy strikes her family and she moves back to London with her new guardian, Eliza.

Here they live a happy, if simple, life. But, as the Second World War approaches, and the past comes knocking, everything changes.

Will Cora be able to escape the inevitable, or is she destined to repeat her parents’ mistakes?

My Thoughts:

This is a story about Cora and her family in London in 1936. The detail about this era is fascinating and very well descriptive. Poor little Cora after being in hospital for months what she did not realise is that when her mother came to visit her it would be for the very last time. To help with her recovery she goes to stay at a farm in Norfolk but when tragedy strikes her family she has to move back to London. I have read Sheila’s previous novels and enjoyed them and this one was very good too. A heart warming tale.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gingerbread-Girl-This-Christmass-heartwarming/

Hay Bales and Hollyhocks By Sheila Newberry

Hay Bales and Hollyhocks By Sheila Newberry

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The Cambridge Fens, 1938.

Little Rosanna is part of a close-knit Fenland family and the youngest of three cousins. In a time of childhood abandon and adventures on the water, life couldn’t be more perfect.

But things are not always as they seem. When Rosanna’s new baby brother is born, tragedy strikes the family. And, with the outbreak of World War Two just around the corner, and a move to the Norfolk countryside, Rosanna’s life is changed forever. And, as she and the family grow together, she realises that to find happiness, we sometimes have to break away from the things we know.

My Thoughts:

I was sent an advanced copy of this book for an honest review. What a delightful read. This is my second book by Sheila and I really enjoyed it. The story is all about little Rosanna and what happens to her and her family as World War Two strikes. It is interesting to read about that era and I learnt things I didn’t even know. A lovely warm hearted read.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hay-Bales-Hollyhocks-Sheila-Newberry

Bicycles and Blackberries By Sheila Newberry

Bicycles and Blackberries By Sheila Newberry

sheila-newburyThe East End, 1939.

When war comes to London, the bright and irrepressible Georgia Smith is torn from her tight-knit family and packed off as an evacuee.

She moves in with Phoebe Bliss, whose cheerful smile masks a dark past that ten year-old Georgia couldn’t possibly understand.

Georgia soon finds herself involved in the small town complicated love lives. But some secrets aren meant for little girls, and she finds herself in danger.

Can a good heart keep a mischievous girl out of trouble?

My Thoughts: 

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.This is a new author to me but I really liked this story, it is set in the East End in 1939 and it is a bit different to all the other books I have been reading of late. There are some truly wonderful characters that I have come across in this book even though the story is mainly about Georgia, it does involve other people that are close to her and their stories. A lovely read that I wont forget in a hurry.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bicycles-Blackberries-heart-warming-evacuee-saga