Wedding Bells at Goodwill House [Book Review] #HistoricalFiction @BoldwoodBooks #NetGalley @rararesources #Romance

Wedding Bells at Goodwill House is #6 in the Goodwill House Series and is the story of life on the home front during WWII.

Wedding Bells at Goodwill House by Fenella J. Miller

Wedding Bells at Goodwill House by Fenella J. Miller (cover) Image: the cover shows a bride and groom standing in front of a large estate with two planes flying overhead

Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Rural England

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My Summary of Wedding Bells at Goodwill House:

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Wedding Bells at Goodwill House is #6 in the Goodwill House series but can be read as a stand alone (I have not read others in the series).

In the winter of 1941, Charlie works as a Land Girl and appreciates her growing friendship with handsome Dr. Willoughby. The doctor would like to take their friendship to the next level, but Charlie has a painful secret that holds her back. Will Charlie share her secret with Willoughby and how will he react?

My Thoughts:

Always Learning Something New

I love historical fiction because there’s always something new to learn. In this story, I googled to learn more about the Land Girls. and how hard they worked on farms while the men were away at war.

Home Front

Stories of everyday life on the home front during WWII are intriguing and cause me to wonder what I would do. Would I be a Land Girl? Would I open my home to others? How would I cope with occasional bombings, black out curtains, rationing, and loved ones going to war? Their courage to carry on and make do is inspiring.

Romance + So Much More

Even though the story includes a slow-burn romance, there’s more substance as well. Thoughtful content includes enduring through hardships, PTSD and healing from past trauma, sexual assault (referenced from the past), an ongoing war, friendship, found family, and community.

Recommending Wedding Bells at Goodwill House

I warmly recommend Wedding Bells at Goodwill House for fans of a historical fiction/women’s fiction mashup. It’s gently told and heartfelt. If you enjoy this one, there are five more in the series.

Content Consideration: rape (off the page and in the past).

Meet the Author of Wedding Bells at Goodwill House, Fenella J. Miller

Fenella J Miller was born in the Isle of Man. Her father was a Yorkshire man and her mother the daughter of a Rajah. She has worked as a nanny, cleaner, field worker, hotelier, chef, secondary and primary teacher and is now a full time writer.

She has over fifty Regency romantic adventures published plus four Jane Austen variations, four Victorian sagas and fourteen WW2 family sagas. Fenella J Miller now writes for Boldwood. She is a widow and lives in a small village in Essex with her British Shorthair cat. She has a son, daughter in law, and a grandson very much part of her life as well as a daughter, granddaughter and grandson living in the U.S.

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