Christmas at the Foyles Bookshop #BookReview #BlogTour #Aria #NetGalley

Written by Elaine Roberts


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With the war raging on, can there be peace, love and joy this Christmas?

London, 1917. After her parents died in a tragic accident, Victoria did everything she could to keep her siblings safe and off the streets. Working at the Foyles Bookshop with her best friends is a dream come true – but now the war has put everything she holds dear in danger.

With her brother fighting on the frontline, Victoria wants to do her part. Little does she know that volunteering to spend time with injured soldiers at Endell Street Military Hospital will reward her in ways she could never have imagined. There are family secrets to uncover, along with love, once lost but never forgotten.

This Christmas, all the Foyles girls want is their loved ones back safe and sound…


Foyles Girls Trilogy

Book 1 – The Foyles Bookshop Girls

Book 2 – The Foyles Bookshop Girls at War

Book 3 – Christmas at the Foyles Bookshop


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Beguiling & Engrossing!    Stars 5


A marvellous third instalment in what is a captivating series about the trials and triumphs of domestic life during the Great War.

As we meet up again with Victoria, Alice and Molly all three girls are doing their best to not only do their very best at work in Foyles Bookshop but also do as much as they can to assist in the war effort. It’s great to be re-acquainted with all the wonderful characters and find out how things have moved on for each of them.

With lots happening and new issues arising, this is another fabulous read in a beguiling and engrossing series. There are certainly some surprises along the way adding to the story and the entertainment. I love the authenticity of all the wartime details – not that I was there, you understand – but I’ve certainly read a lot about this period in history but have never encountered a bookstore-based tale before. The characters are all beautifully drawn and varied; the story is, as always from this author, well-written and easy to focus on .. I was quite surprised when I reached the final page, I was enjoying it so much! A very appealing novel which I raced through, and absolutely worth a full five stars!

My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley and to Vicky Joss for my spot on the tour; this is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: friendship, saga, WWII
  • Format: ebook, paperback
  • Size: 297 pages
  • Publisher: Aria
  • Publication Date: 10 October 2019
  • Purchase Links: Google Play
  •                                 Kobo
  •                                 Waterstones
  •                                 amazon


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Author Bio


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Elaine Roberts had a dream to write for a living. She completed her first novel in her twenties and received her first very nice rejection. Life then got in the way until she picked up her dream again in 2010 and shortly afterwards had her first short story published. Elaine and her patient husband, Dave, have five children who have flown the nest. Home is in Dartford, Kent and is always busy with their children, grandchildren, grand dogs and cats visiting.


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