Skip to main content


The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club by Nina Manning #Review

I am delighted to be part of the celebrations for the publication of Nina Manning's The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club . It was published by Boldwood Books on September 26th.     Whatever the question, the answer is wine! They’ve swapped the dark and lonely baby days for school gate chaos, but Aisha, Sophy and Mel are discovering that there are new parenting pitfalls just waiting for them… Influencer Sophy, is trying to keep on top of home and work life but is finding it all a bit tough! Everyone thinks she’s living her best life, but the pressure to maintain perfection at the school gates when all she wants to do is cry, is taking its toll on Sophy. Aisha doesn’t know what to do with all her spare time now her twins are at school. Maybe it’s time to focus on herself and the dreams she’s put on hold? But when her mum suddenly begins to feel unwell, Aisha has to rethink everything. And when Mel is offered a chance to live her dream, she grabs it with both hands. But there’

A Wartime Reunion at Goodwill Houseby Fenella J Miller #Review


We are going back to the Home Front im 1940 for today's novel. A Wartime Reunion at Goodwill House by Fenella J Miller was published by Boldwood Books on March 1st.

September 1940

With harvest approaching, land girl Daphne is busier than ever as she ploughs the fields and tends to the animals with her friends Sal and Charlie. All three girls enjoy the relative peace of Goodwill House…but war is never far away.

When a German plane crash lands in the grounds of Goodwill House, everyone is shocked, especially when the two German pilots are declared missing. Where could they be hiding?

Tensions are high, and Daphne is dealt yet another shock, when she meets Corporal Robert Andrews – the man she was once engaged to marry! Goodwill House is the last place she expected to be reunited with Bob and although he looks dashing in his uniform, Daphne doesn’t think she can ever forgive him for breaking her heart.

With the war getting closer every day, can these two to finally be reunited for good or will their love be forever lost...?

My Thoughts

In this novel, we are taken into the heart of the community as the Land Girls discover an independence of spirit and friendships to sustain them during this difficult time. Life in the rural village is difficult for the farmers and landowners who are working to keep the food chain moving. 

    We follow the lives of women from different classes and see how their roles give them a sense of independence and the desire to be in charge of their own lives without relying on a man. Attitudes to marriage are changing somewhat and not all are prepared to put up with mistreatment by a father or partner. Against the backdrop of life on the Home Front, there is a gentle romance and the unraveling of a mystery or two around identity. We see different women not willing to accept versions of events but proactive in finding out the truth. There are plenty of characters in the story to add variety and the period detail helps to bring the era alive.

In short : separations and reunions, friendships and romance


About the Author

Fenella J. Miller is the bestselling writer of over eighteen historical sagas. She also has a passion for Regency romantic adventures and has published over fifty to great acclaim. Her father was a Yorkshireman and her mother the daughter of a Rajah. She lives in a small village in Essex with her British Shorthair cat.


You can follow Fenella here: 

Facebook  |   Twitter  |   |  Instagram  |  Newsletter Sign Up  |  Bookbub

 Book link: Amazon UK

Thanks to Fenella J Miller, Boldwood Books and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

Check out these great bloggers!





Popular Posts