Wednesday, 24 March 2021

#BlogTour Girl With Secrets by Carol Rivers


 It's my turn on the BlogTour Girl With Secrets by Carol Rivers.

'A coming of age war story and family saga full of romance, mystery and danger in London’s East End. From the Sunday Times and ebook bestselling author of the Lizzie Flowers series and A Wartime Christmas comes a gripping new coming-of-age saga about love, loyalties and secrets.'

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About the Author

Mum and Dad were both East Enders who were born on the famous or should I say the then infamous Isle of Dogs. Their family were immigrants who travelled to the UK from Ireland and France, while others emigrated to America.

As a child I would listen to the adults spinning their colourful stories, as my cousins and I drank pop under the table. 

I know the seeds of all my stories come from those far off times that feel like only yesterday. So I would like to say a big heartfelt thank you to all my family and ancestors wherever you are now ... UK, Ireland, France or America, as you've handed down to me the magic and love of story telling.


About the book

1938, East London. Nine year old Daisy Purbright is a country girl at heart and together with beloved brother Bobby, they’ve enjoyed the endless freedoms of rural England.

But when her father gambles the family’s fortunes on a speculative investment in London’s docklands, Daisy and her family are swept up into the intrigue, danger and excitement. Desperately the Purbrights attempt to settle to a new life in the East End, but the whisperings of war grow louder.

Then, one late afternoon in September 1940, Adolf Hitler conducts a paralysing bombardment on London and war tightens its grip. Life changes dramatically and closely guarded secrets threaten the Purbrights’ happiness.

Can Daisy and her family survive one of the most fateful events of the 20th century?

Review

This is the story of a young girl and her family who first get uprooted and then find themselves in the middle of one of the most destructive periods in the twentieth century. It's a story about survival, depending on each other and the realisation that what matters the most can disappear in a flash.

It's the story of war told through the eyes of a child, as she watches the world and people around her change during turbulent times. Being thrust from the world she knows and thrown in the deep end of chaos and fear. Death, uncertainty and pain are constant companions instead of being able to enjoy a childhood with normal worries.

The author gives readers a taste of war from a child's perspective and an overall sense of the complete destruction and disarray everyone has to live through and with. On top of that there is also the element of children having to become adults before their time and to carry the burdens of adults, which sometimes includes secrets.

It's historical war fiction, a family saga and a story about survival, perseverance and sticking together during the difficult times.

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