Book Review “The Lumberjills” by M.W.Arnold


Saga, Romance, WW2

length; 343

New Series

Publisher : The Wild Rose Press


The Lumberjills

Berry Chambers and her co-workers have joined the Women’s Timber Corps—known as the Lumberjills—to do their bit for Britain. On their first day felling trees, they rescue an RAF pilot and become entangled in the loveless marriage of their new landlords.

Danger is never far away, be it an ill-timed axe swing or the occasional activity of the Luftwaffe overhead. Add a psychotic farm cat, a couple of young runaway evacuees, a spate of malicious packages, and the jealousy of the Land Girls next door, and life for Berry and her friends is never boring.

Can the girls find the balance between their vital war work and the natural pull of love?

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Well what can I say? M.W. Arnold has done it again. This is a beautifully written Saga that is full of drama, wonderfully formed friendships and strong women. One of the things I always love about Arnold’s books is that they are so historically accurate and I always feel like I am learning something new. I knew the usual things that women did during the war but I did not know about Lumberjills. Arnold is absolutely the master of creating strong female characters that you totally believe it, fall in love with and wholly invest in.

Berry is a girl from a privileged background and finds herself needing to do something for the war effort. She is emotional yet strong and brings a lot to this book. Sheila, I found an infinity with in her unhappy marriage, she tries to just carry on and deal with her grumpy husband. All the girls bring their own little piece of something that binds these girls together. The Lumberjills is a heart-warming story with a huge sense of community and trust.

The synopsis tells you all you need to know about this excellent new series so I won’t waffle on about the ins and outs of the plot. It does however hold your intention throughout and is filled with laughter, danger, (I mean you are definitely going to find danger with all that axe swinging), war time drama, love, lose and the best female friendships you’ll ever come across. I highly recommend this fabulous story to all lovers of WW2 plots, camaraderie strong relationships. It’s a cracker of a book.

Author Bio –

Mick is a hopeless romantic who was born in England but spent fifteen years roaming around the world in the pay of the late HM Queen Elisabeth II in the Royal Air Force before putting down roots—and realizing how much he missed the travel. This he’s replaced somewhat with his writing, including reviewing books and supporting fellow saga and romance authors in promoting their novels.

He’s the proud keeper of two Romanian Werecats bent on world domination, is mad on the music of the Beach Boys, and enjoys the theatre and humoring his Manchester United-supporting wife.

Finally, and most importantly, Mick is a full member of the Romantic Novelists Association. The Lumberjills is the lead book in this new series from the author of the Broken Wings novels.

Social media links –

Twitter – Mick859

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With Thanks for The Advance Copy to …….

Rachel Gilbey


The Wild Rose Press


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