Friday, 5 May 2017

The Butlins Girls by @ElaineEverest ~ A Feel Good Summer Read - Book Review & Giveaway

TITLE - The Butlins Girls

AUTHOR - Elaine Everest 

PUBLISHER - Pan Macmillan


BUY LINK - Amazon UK // Amazon US // Waterstones //    W H Smith

PAGES - 421


A warm and comforting read, set against the nation's favourite holiday camp, from bestselling author of The Woolworths Girls

'Molly Missons gazed around in awe. So this was Butlin's. Whitewashed buildings, bordered by rhododendrons, gave a cheerful feeling to a world still recovering from six years of war. The Skegness holiday camp covered a vast area, much larger than Molly expected to see.'

Molly Missons hasn't had the best of times recently. Having lost her parents, now some dubious long-lost family have darkened her door - attempting to steal her home and livelihood...

After a horrendous ordeal, Molly applies for a job as a Butlin's Aunty. When she receives news that she has got the job, she immediately leaves her small home town - in search of a new life in Skegness.

Molly finds true friendship in Freda, Bunty and Plum. But the biggest shock is discovering that star of the silver screen, Johnny Johnson, is working at Butlin's as head of the entertainment team. Johnny takes an instant liking to Molly and she begins to shed the shackles of her recent traumas. Will Johnny be just the distraction Molly needs - or is he too good be to be true?

Every now and again, a book comes along that makes you think about it ages after you've finished reading it. This is what The Butlins Girls did to me. I couldn't stop talking about it to anyone who would listen. The funny thing is that this is not my usual reading genre either, as I am a crime thriller girl on the whole.

I fell in love with all the Butlins Girls; what good fun they sounded. I just wanted to be there with them. Maybe I've missed my calling! Maybe I should have been a "Redcoat". I loved the character Johnny too, picturing him as the dreamy Liam Hemsworth (look him up and you'll see what I mean!). 

The background stories that came with each of the girls (all of them having some baggage), were very well written. They were all such interesting people with captivating lives. It was great that they each came from a different world to each other but the author managed to make them such good friends.

In fact I loved everything about this book! I even enjoyed the nasty characters, as they were portrayed in such great detail. 

This is the authors new book and I have just bought her first book, The Woolworths Girls, currently on offer for the Kindle. I will also be pre-ordering her book "Christmas at Woolworths" due out on the 2nd November 2017. 

If you want a great holiday read, then you need to add this to your list. I highly recommend it.

Thank you to Pan Macmillan and the Author for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review. 


Elaine Everest lives in Kent and is in the author of bestseller, The Woolworths Girls. She has written widely for various women's magazines and when she isn't writing, she runs The Write Place creative writing school in Dartford, Kent, and the blog for the Romantic Novelists' Association.

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