The Mother’s Day Club by Rosie Hendry

I’m delighted to tell you about this gorgeous book today as part of the blog tour. Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

About the Book:

Meet the women on the home front . . .

1939. When the residents of Great Plumstead offer to open up their homes to evacuees from London, they’re preparing to care for children. So when a train carrying expectant mothers pulls into the station, the town must come together to accommodate their unexpected new arrivals . . .

Sisters Prue and Thea welcome the mothers with open arms, while others fear their peaceful community will be disrupted. But all pregnant Marianne seeks is a fresh start for herself and her unborn child. Though she knows that is only possible as long as her new neighbours don’t discover the truth about her situation.

The women of Great Plumstead, old and new, are fighting their own battles on the home front. Can the community come together in a time of need to do their bit for the war effort?

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My Review:

I really enjoy books set in this era, and read quite a lot of them, but this one really stands out for me. I never even knew that expectant mothers were also evacuated to the countryside for safety, and it made this book a little different from others.

Quite apart from the fascinating subject matter, I just loved this book in its entirety for so many reasons.

The characterisation is superb. Each and every one of the characters feels as if you know them, and you feel empathy with them all. I particularly liked Marianne and Thea. The setting is just charming, and the perfect place for these women to keep safe, whilst becoming part of the community. This is not easy at the start, as there’s a big culture shock for the women from London, and quite a resistance from the women of Great Plumstead, who were expecting children to arrive, and not expectant mothers.

The plot weaves its way perfectly along, as the country transitions from peacetime to wartime. The worst effects of war cannot yet be seen, but there’s a sense that it’s all going to get much more difficult. I really hope that this might be the start of a series, as I’d love to meet these characters and visit Great Plumstead again.

For anyone who loves good historical fiction, and a tale of friendship and community, I’d really recommend this. It’s a captivating and entertaining read, but also shows a slightly different aspect to the evacuee scheme. It feels like a little slice of history, with an engaging and gorgeous storyline. I really loved it.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author Bio –

Rosie Hendry lives by the sea in Norfolk with her husband and children. A former teacher and research scientist, she’s always loving reading and writing. She started off writing short stories for magazines, her stories gradually becoming longer as her children grew bigger.

Listening to her father’s tales of life during the Second World War sparked Rosie’s interest in this period and she’s especially intrigued by how women’s lives changed during the war years. She loves researching further, searching out gems of real life events which inspire her writing.

When she’s not working, Rosie enjoys walking along the beach, reading and is grateful for the fact that her husband is a much better cook than her.

Social Media Links – Twitter @hendry_rosie



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