Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Blog Tour - The Brave Daughters - Mary Wood



I'm absolutely delighted to be today's stop on the blog tour for The Brave Daughters, the fabulous new book by Mary Wood. This is the fourth and final book in The Girls Who Went To War series and although it can be read as a standalone novel, I would highly recommend that you start with the first book so that you can fully appreciate this amazing saga.

This book is set predominantly between England and France during WWII and it's the turn of the daughters to step up and do their bit for their country just as their mothers did before them. Beginning in 1939, we are re-acquainted with the families just before they find themselves dispersed across the globe when The War breaks out and the strong bonds that everyone has forged are truly tested.

The atrocities of war are always difficult to read about but Mary writes about them so deftly and as always I had a lump in my throat on more than one occasion. I was living and breathing everything that the characters were going through.

It was wonderful to catch up with all the familiar faces from the previous three books who I have come to look upon as my own family, such is the quality of Mary's writing. I was actually quite sad to finish reading The Brave Daughters knowing that there was no more to come. In my head after all the trials and tribulations that they had all battled through, they all went on to live happy and fulfilling lives and got their well deserved happily ever after.

Once again Mary Wood took me on an emotional roller coaster of a ride and it was one that I didn't want to get off. Sadly all good things must come to an end as they say but I just know that there will be another fabulous book from this very gifted author again soon, and  I, for one cannot wait!

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Photo courtesy of Mary Wood

Born the thirteenth child of fifteen to a middle-class mother and an East End barrow boy, Mary Wood’s childhood was a mixture of love and poverty. Throughout her life Mary has held various posts in office roles, working in the Probation services and bringing up her four children and numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid reader, she first put pen to paper in 1989 whilst nursing her mother through her last months, but didn’t become successful until she began self-publishing her novels in 2011.

Her novels include All I Have to Give, An Unbreakable Bond, In Their Mother’s Footsteps and The Breckton Novels.


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With kind thanks to author Mary Wood and Ellis Keene at Pan Macmillan for my review copy.

21 comments:

  1. Fantastic review for a fantastic author Neats.
    Love your blog also. xx

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  2. I don't think my original comment posted, Neats so trying again - I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this amazing review - it is a tear-jerker in itself to me. to read such things about my work, really spurs me on and makes me thing this is how it must feel to win an Oscar. much love, Mary x

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    1. It's always a pleasure to read your books and to be asked to be on your blog tours Mary. Thank you x x x

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  3. Fantastic review for Mary's book that I am totally absorbed in - great blog also x

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  4. Fantastic blog and review for mary thank you neats

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  5. Brilliant review and blog for Mary xx

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  6. Fab review Neats as always. xxx

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  7. What a fantastic review well done

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  8. This is a lovely review ❤

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  9. Wonderful review for a wonderful author.

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  10. Can't wait to be reaquainted with characters from the first three books and get to know new ones.

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  11. What a great review, cannot wait to read it.

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  12. Lynda checkley20 May 2020 at 16:28

    Great review. Thank you

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  13. Great review, can’t wait to read .

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  14. What brilliant reviews you must feel very proud of yourself.

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  15. Another fantasy review for our wonderful Mary.

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  16. Thank you both very much; Mary for writing such fabulous books, her kindness, and in giving us a chance in this great giveaway, and Neats for sharing her wonderful review and taking part in Mary's blog tour 😃 Thank you both and good luck everyone xxxx

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  17. Fab review be so proud of yourself xxx

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  18. I've read the other books in this series and can't wait to read this one. Great blog!

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