Wedding Bells for Woolworths written by Elaine Everest, publisher Pan Macmillan, is available NOW in ebook, hardcover, audiobook and paperback format. The paperback is available to purchase from most UK supermarkets so please do check out the book aisle when you are doing your weekly shopping.
To buy online links:
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July 1947. Britain is still gripped by rationing, even as the excitement of Princess Elizabeth’s engagement sweeps the nation. In the Woolworths’ canteen, Freda is still dreaming of meeting her own Prince Charming. So far she’s been unlucky in love. When she has an accident on her motorbike, knocking a cyclist off his bicycle, it seems bad luck is still following her around. Anthony is not only a fellow Woolworths employee but was an Olympic hopeful. Will his injured leg heal in time for him to compete? Can he ever forgive Freda?
Sarah’s idyllic family life is under threat with worries about her husband, Alan. Does he still love her?
The friends must rally round to face some of the toughest challenges of their lives together. And although they experience loss, hardship and shocks along the way, love is on the horizon for the Woolworths girls . . .
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Elaine Everest’s latest novel: Wedding Bells for Woolworths.
I do love a good family saga and author, Elaine Everest, has written one of the best sagas I’ve read with The Woolworths series. Wedding Bells for Woolworths is Book 5 in the series and I would highly recommend reading all the books in the series in order to learn about the characters and setting as their lives do continue and grow from each story. The books in the series in order are:
- The Woolworths Girls
- Christmas at Woolworths
- Carols at Woolworths (this is novella in size)
- Wartime at Woolworths
- A Gift from Woolworths
- Weddings Bells for Woolworths
We have a wedding to look forward to in Wedding Bells for Woolworths with the forthcoming nuptials of George and Maureen. However, the girls at Woolworths have become rather animated about another wedding as the engagement of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip has just been announced. Living on the edge of the Thames river in the town of Erith it’s not too far from the capital so a Royal event and a wedding to boot has got the girls all of a quiver.
The lives of best friends Sarah, Maisie and Freda have become quite busy since the war, especially for Sarah and Maisie who have a young family as well as work commitments. Freda is happy with her work at Woolworths, letting rooms out at her home and helping Alan repair bikes at his workshop. However, this last pastime suddenly becomes a lot more interesting and Alan puts Freda in a predicament with her best friend Sarah and he potentially puts her in the line of danger. But Freda is a loyal and a confident young woman and she isn’t afraid of what lies ahead. To make matters even more interesting for Freda she is about to embark on a whole new route in her personal life.
With a wedding and a Royal event to look forward to and new visitors to the town there’s plenty to keep the friends, neighbours and gossipers occupied.
Another wonderful instalment in this nostalgic saga that’s filled with a welcoming hug of family, friendship and community spirit. Life isn’t all rosy for our friends from Woolworths but they definitely know how to ‘keep calm and carry on.’ I always look forward to a trip down memory lane with The Woolworths series it has everything and more in a family saga and if we can’t have the return of the store of Woolworths I think we need this saga series turned into the perfect Sunday evening tv series!
About the Author
Elaine Everest is from North West Kent and she grew up listening to stories of the war years in her home town of Erith, which features in her bestselling Woolworths Girls series. A former journalist, and author of nonfiction books for dog owners, Elaine has written over sixty short stories for the women’s magazine market. When she isn’t writing, Elaine runs The Write Place creative writing school in Hextable, Kent. She lives with her husband, Michael and sheepdog Henry. You can find out more about Elaine on Twitter @ElaineEverest or Facebook /elaine.everest