A Christmas Baby at Goodwill House [Book Review] #HistoricalFiction #WW2 @BoldwoodBooks #NetGalley @rararesources #Romance

A Christmas Baby at Goodwill House is #7 in the Goodwill House Series and wraps up this heartfelt series of life on the home front during WWII.

A Christmas Baby at Goodwill House by Fenella J. Miller

A Christmas Baby at Goodwill House by Fenella J. Miller (cover) a young couple stands outside an estate holding a baby; snow covers ground and trees while planes fly overhead

Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, WWII, Women’s Fiction, Romance, RAF Pilots, Rural England

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My Summary of A Christmas Baby at Goodwill House:

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A Christmas Baby at Goodwill House is #7 in the Goodwill House series but can be read as a stand alone (here is my review of #6).

Joanna Harcourt has found love again with Flying Officer John Sergeant. Joanna is selling the Harcourt estate, anticipating her small wedding, and is in the last few months of her pregnancy while John risks his life flying his spitfire in the intense air combat fighting of WWII. Will he survive this final flight before his baby is born?

My Thoughts:

Ending a Well-Loved Series

I came into this series (not realizing it was a series) with book #6 (Wedding Bells at Goodwill House) and I knew upon finishing it that I wanted to read the next (and last) installment. Book #7 is quieter than book #6, and it may be the quietest of the series because it’s a wrap-up. Wondering if John will survive his harrowing mission provides the suspense. Although I don’t know the characters well, I think I can love them all. If you are looking for a gently-written series with likable characters, heartwarming stories, and lovely themes, I can recommend the Goodwill House series.

Home Front

Stories of everyday life on the home front during WWII are intriguing and cause me to wonder what I would do. Could I maintain the home and care for my family? How would I cope with occasional bombings, blackout curtains, rationing, and loved ones going to war? Their courage to carry on and make do is inspiring.


While romance is certainly central to this story, other substantial themes include unexpected life challenges, supportive family, community service, wartime hardships, class differences, resilience, and hope.

Recommending A Christmas Baby at Goodwill House

I recommend the gently told and heartfelt Goodwill House series for fans of a historical fiction/women’s fiction mashup. Each can be read as a stand alone but for a richer reading experience, I recommend reading them in order.

Related: My review of #6 in the series, Wedding Bells at Goodwill House
If you enjoy WWII stories of life on the home front, you might enjoy this post where I’ve listed many of my favorites.

Meet the Author of A Christmas Baby at Goodwill House, Fenella J. Miller

Author of Wedding Bells at Goodwill House and A Christmas Baby 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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My Rating:  4  Stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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*I’m sorry to be a day late for my spot on the blog tour; I had a family member in the hospital.


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