This book was sent to me for review purposes from Aria Fiction. All opinions are my own.
I am so excited to be reviewing A Place to Call Home by Tania Crosse! Not only was I just looking forward to reading it after reading Nobody’s Girl, but this review is a part of a blog tour and it’s the first one I have ever participated in. A Place to Call Home is the sequel to Nobody’s Girl and I definitely think you need to read it before reading this one. I linked to my review above if you’re interested. This review will have slight spoilers.
It is the summer of 1939 and World War II is imminent. However, life in the Stratfield-Whyte household is still peaceful. Meg Chandler has finally found happiness after the death of her parents thanks to her boyfriend, Ralph, and of course, the love of everyone else living in the house. When it becomes clear that a war will happen Ralph knows that he will be enlisted. He doesn’t want to leave without making things official with Meg and the two are married. Everything is wonderful until the war starts and Ralph has to join, like he knew he would. Meg is able to carry on by staying busy with her work and helping to care for the evacuee children that Clarrie and Wig have taken in for the duration of the war. The war is long and Meg sees Ralph infrequently. She fears daily for his life and then she’s faced with her worst fear; Ralph’s airplane has been shot down. Meg doesn’t know if Ralph is dead or alive as she begins the journey to the hospital where he is. If he’s dead, how will she survive without him after everything else she’s lost?
I loved this book just as much as I did the first one. As I said in my review of Nobody’s Girl, the characters were well thought out, interesting and realistic. This book was filled with historical details about the area during World War II, which I found very interesting. Those kind of details just help to immerse you in the story. There was a lot of twists and turns in this book and I was very happy with how everything was resolved. That’s all I’m going to say because I don’t want to spoil the book too much.
I highly recommend these books if you enjoy historical fiction or just good, simple stories. If you’ve read these books let me know what you thought about them! Thanks to Aria Fiction for asking me to take part in this blog tour and thank you for reading! Have a wonderful day!
*Below is all the information about the author, where to purchase the book and Aria Fiction!
About the author
Delaying her childhood dream of writing historical novels until her family had grown up, Tania eventually completed a series of published stories based on her beloved Dartmoor. She is now setting her future sagas in London and the south east.
About the book
An intense and emotive WW2 story of love, courage and friendship in the face of the horrors and hardships of war. Perfect for the fans Jo Cox and Nadine Dorries.
Thrown together by tragic circumstances some years previously, Meg and Clarrie’s hard-won friendship eventually brought them both some sense of peace. But how deep do their feelings run, and how long can their happiness last?
The outbreak of war brings a new set of concerns and emotions, especially with the arrival of the evacuees who come to share their home and lives.
Can they unite to form a bond powerful enough to sustain them through the darkest days of war?
And what will happen when an enemy from Meg’s past comes back to haunt her?
The heart-warming sequel to Nobody’s Girl.
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