A Christmas Baby At Goodwill House by Fenella J Miller

Life Continues

A Christmas Baby At Goodwill House by Fenella J Miller is a marvellous historical novel. It is the seventh book in the Goodwill House series but can be read as a stand-alone. I recommend reading the previous books first in order to see character progression and development.

The action is set during 1941 as we rejoin the residents of Goodwill House. It is the start of a new era. “I now make my decision on acquaintances based on who they are, not where they come from.” War is a great leveler. The old class system is crumbling. People earn their reputations and not by the circumstances of their birth.

All the residents of Goodwill House have kind hearts, helping where they can. As Christmas approaches, they are determined to ensure all the children of the village receive gifts. They truly do ‘make do and mend’ as they repurpose old toys found in the attic.

We also follow RAF pilots. We see the responsibility and the heartache. Also there are conflicting emotions when one is congratulated for shooting down the enemy. “He was uncomfortable celebrating the death of anyone, even an enemy.” Every pilot will have a mother somewhere.

We learn the value of family. Family is not always blood related but those who love and care for us.

Life still goes on in wartime. People die. Babies are born. Marriages happen. Life is uncertain so we need to love when we can.

All the characters were well drawn, likable and realistic. It was a pure delight to meet up with familiar faces.

As the novel closed, the Americans had just entered the war following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941. I cannot wait to read the subsequent books in this fabulous series. I do hope there will be many more.

I received a free copy via Rachel’s Random Resources. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.


A Christmas Baby at Goodwill House

July 1941

As the war grinds on, Lady Joanna Harcourt knows that her time at Goodwill House is drawing to close. A new chapter awaits, one that she never expected to happen to her – she is going to be a wife and mother again!

Excited with their new arrival and with her beloved Flying Officer John Sergeant back in her life, Joanna hopes that even though war clouds gather, love will prevail, and the future will look brighter than ever for the Harcourt family.

John has just one last mission to complete, before they can be together. But even though John is an experienced and competent pilot, the threat of the enemy is still close. Will this be one risk too far?

Or will their be another goodbye for the Harcourts before they close the doors of Goodwill House for ever?

Don’t miss the emotional finale in the Goodwill House series!

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Author Bio –

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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