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A Ration Book Christmas

by Jean Fullerton

Part of the Ration Book series Series

Family Drama Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

LoveReading View on A Ration Book Christmas

A lovely, fascinating, proper treat of a read set during the Blitz of World War Two. The Brogan family sit at the heart of A Ration Book Christmas which is the start of a new saga series. Concentrating on sisters Jo and Mattie, we see their lives unfold as the bombing raids take their toll. Jean Fullerton brings to life the war on the home front, the small details and descriptions fully set the scene, supporting the storyline beautifully. I took this close knit family to my heart, from little rascal Billy through to unshakable Gran Queenie. Each and every character feels rounded, real, tangible. I let myself simply sink into the story, and it wrapped itself cosily around me. Romance, gossip, scandal, pain, friendship and love make their mark and I was left wanting to know more about this family. A Ration Book Christmas is food for the soul, it’s simply deliciously readable and enjoyable.

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A Ration Book Christmas Synopsis

In the darkest days of the Blitz, Christmas is more important than ever. With Christmas approaching, the Brogan family of London's East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe's nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must do all they can to keep a stiff upper lip. For Jo, the youngest of the Brogan sisters, the perils of war also offer a new-found freedom. Jo falls in love with Tommy, a man known for his dangerous reputation as much as his charm. But as the falling bombs devastate their neighbourhood and rationing begins to bite, will the Brogans manage to pull together a traditional family Christmas? And will Jo find the love and security she seeks in a time of such grave peril?

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A Ration Book Christmas Press Reviews

A well-thought out story, with strong characters and excellent historical details - Anna Jacobs on NO CURE FOR LOVE

Warmth, humour and characters readers care about are Fullerton's hallmarks. - Peterborough Evening Telegraph

A beautifully written sequel that gives you a fab insight into the life of a nurse in London's East End in the '40s - Closer on ALL CHANGE FOR NURSE MILLIE

A lovely, fascinating, proper treat of a read set during the Blitz of World War Two... A Ration Book Christmas is food for the soul, it's simply deliciously readable and enjoyable. - Liz Robinson, LoveReading

A delightful, well-researched story that really does depict nursing and the living conditions in the East End at the end of the war. - Lesley Pearce, on CALL NURSE MILLIE

Charming and full of detail about the work of a nurse in 1940s London, you will ride emotional highs and lows with each new birth and death. Beautifully written and some sharp dialogue. - The Lady on Jean Fullerton

A real page-turner with larger-than-life characters and convincing period detail - Daily Express

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ISBN: 9781786491404
Publication date: 11/10/2018
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786491404
Publication date: 11th October 2018
Author: Jean Fullerton
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Family Drama, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Sagas, Historical fiction, Historical romance, Second World War,

About Jean Fullerton

Jean Fullerton is a native Londoner and was born in the East End within the sound of Bow Bells. Until she was five her family lived in Wapping, alongside the Thames, and then moved to Stepney. She is a trained nurse and teaches healthcare and nursing. No Cure for Love won the 2006 bi-annual Harry Bowling Prize for a novel set in London and written by an unpublished author. Jean's husband is a Church of England vicar, and his parish includes the site of the 2012 Olympic Games. She has three daughters.  

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