War changed her country, but it couldn’t change her spirit
Despite being shy and reserved, Jeannie Dougal finds herself newly engaged to handsome soldier, Arthur Dunn, the day war is announced. Jeannie accepts, even if she is unsure if a girl from the tenements will fit in with Arthur’s comfortable, middle-class background. But as WW2 takes its toll on the world, her wedding must wait…
As she sets off to work at a munitions factory she meets Eileen, Janet and Annie. As her new friends bond together in war work, sharing their stories of romance, Jeannie is grateful to be settled with Arthur, even if he is set in his ways.
Until she meets charming Canadian soldier, Bill, and realises she has found a spark she was always missing. But how can Jeannie tell Arthur? And is she strong enough to fight her own battle, with the country already at war…?
An emotional and romantic family saga set in WW2 Scotland and the start of a captivating new series. Fans of Call the Midwife and Katie Flynn won’t be able to put this down.
REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 4 STARS
What a wonderful book Jeannie’s War is. Beautifully immersive and just takes you on a journey into Jeannie’s life. She is a kind and gentle soul. Her story is very touching and I was totally drawn into her life. She is seemingly very happy with her beau, Arthur, who, by the way is not a nice man, Jeannie then meets the rather dashing Bill and sparks fly. Is this what love is meant to feel like?
There are heart breaks along the way that will certainly make you reach for your tissues. I really enjoyed the Glasgow setting during WW2, it made a great change from London. The descriptions of Glasgow are vivid and really bring the whole place to life.
The synopsis tells you enough to draw you right in to this truly awesome war time story. Strong and exquisitely created characters who just shine out from the pages. I loved Jeannie as the main character, she carries the story brilliantly. An all round tip top read.
Author Bio – Carol MacLean lives in the Glasgow area. She began by writing pocket novels, having 18 published before deciding to write an historical saga. She enjoys weaving social history into fiction and imagining how life must have been for ordinary people living through different times.
When she’s not writing, Carol can be found visiting museums or walking around the city looking for traces of old Glasgow to inspire her next novel.
Carol is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
She has written 18 pocket novels published by DC Thomson and Linford Romance Series (Ulverscroft).
With Thanks for the Advance copy to ….
Rachel Gilby https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/
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Hera Books https://www.herabooks.com/