Book Review and Prize Draw

Posted on 24th January, 2020

I'd like to share a book review of The Surplus Girls with you because it links to a prize draw giveaway for any of you who would like the chance to win a signed paperback copy.


The review is from Sharon Goodwin's book blog and the review comes from her saga reader, Alice-Jane.

Alice-Jane says:


The Surplus Girls is a thoroughly heart-warming romantic story of love and honour and a woman’s rigid place in society. For heroine Belinda Layton, her struggles to reach higher than her dictated social standing hinder her chances of bettering her life, particularly in a society that has very limited marriage prospects due to the many male lives lost in the war.


The chauvinistic lives led by all in the 1920’s make it an extremely trying and difficult situation for any girl wishing to work and become self-sufficient. For Belinda though the added struggles of her family and the harsh realities of a male dominated hierarchy, mean she has to find a means of balancing work, family and romance. Her mother’s dependence and expectation on her daughters to provide for the men only add to Belinda’s determination to step away from this lifestyle.


The First World War left so many scars even to those who didn’t fight as they deal with grief and then for Gabriel Linkworth- memory loss.


I would heartily recommend this moving tale of one young woman’s battle to move on with her life in a steadfast direction.


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If you would like to take part in the prize draw, click on the link to the Polly Heron book review page and scroll down to the end. Good luck!



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