New Recruits At Goodwill House by Fenella J Miller is a marvellous historical novel and the second book in the Goodwill House series. It can be read as a stand-alone. I, however, loved meeting up with familiar faces.
The action is set during 1940 and covers familiar events such as the evacuation of Dunkirk. The reader witnesses the willingness of all to drop whatever they are doing and welcome the returning men with food, drink, blankets and a warm smile.
World War II gives women the opportunity to show just what they are capable of. Traditional roles are abandoned as women step up into the previously occupied men’s shoes. The women are resilient, proving they are more than just trinkets.
Goodwill House comes alive as young women are billeted there. A previously lifeless house is rejuvenated, along with the occupants.
War gives people the opportunity to step up and behave honourably. Unfortunately given free choice, sometimes some choose a dishonourable path. There will always be consequences to poor choices.
An estranged relationship finds connection and new life. Previously thought to have little in common, it is surprising how similar they are.
New Recruits At Goodwill House is a very engaging read. Fenella J Miller writes with warmth and humour, showing that even in the darkest of times, a sense of humour can spread light in the dark. I laughed out loud at the beginning with the new recruits ingenious way to scale a wall!
This was a smashing read. I am looking forward to the subsequent books in the series.
I received a free copy from Rachel’s Random Resources via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
New Recruits at Goodwill House
There are new residents at Goodwill House – WAAF drivers Camilla ‘Millie’ Cunningham and Diane Forsyth, both eager to do their bit for the war effort and excited to be helping the brave boys who fly.
And when Millie meets dashing and heroic Spitfire pilot Ted Thorrington, they strike up an instant connection. But with Hitler gaining more ground in Europe, there is danger brewing across the Channel in Dunkirk and Ted is required to fly more and more dangerous sorties, risking his life every time.
With their hearts and lives on the line, the courage of the girls in blue will be tested like never before…
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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.
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