Book Review: Victory for the Shipyard Girls by Nancy Revell

About the book

Pages: 432
Publisher: Arrow
Publication Date: 6th September 2018

Sunderland, 1942

With the war showing no sign of abating, Helen is thriving in her role as shipyard manager. But at home the return of her father brings a shocking discovery that tears her family apart.

Gloria is shouldering the burden of a terrible secret. If the truth comes out there could be dire consequences, and it will take all her resolve to resist the pressure around her.

Meanwhile Rosie is throwing herself into her work, taking on as many shifts as she can. Anything to keep her mind off the fact that she hasn’t heard from her sweetheart in months…

With life in the shipyards tougher than ever, will the strength of their friendship see them through to victory?

My thoughts on the book

Victory for the Shipyard Girls is the fifth instalment in the Shipyard Girls series. Although I have not read any of the previous books, I completely fell in love with this series and will be sure to pick up the first four parts as well. Each book can easily be read as a standalone, but I really want to find out how certain events in the past lead to where the characters are now.

I enjoyed the author’s writing style very much. She had me captivated from pretty much the first page onwards. The pace of the book is brilliant and fast, which I find is not always the case with books that are part of a whole series. In my experience they can become somewhat boring and slow-paced about halfway through, but this is definitely not the case for the Shipyard Girls. It probably helps that apart from our three main characters there is an endless list of supporting characters that each come with their own secrets and problems. 

The storyline of Victory for the Shipyard Girls is extremely interesting and easy to follow. All three of the main characters are very different from another, yet it is their friendship and support in their current situation that binds them all together. 

I am not surprised that Nancy Revell is a Sunday Times Bestselling Author. Victory for the Shipyward Girls is an extremely captivating read and I cannot wait for the next instalment in this series.

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