Christmas Hope for the Steel Girls (Book 2) by Michelle Rawlins @Mrawlins1974 @HQstories #ChristmasHopeForTheSteelGirls #NetGalley #BookReview

Christmas Hope for the Steel Girls: The most heartwarming Christmas WW2 saga about love, friendship and courage on the Home Front of 2021 (The Steel Girls, Book 2) by [Michelle Rawlins]


‘A heart-warming story perfect for saga lovers’, Nancy Revell, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Shipyard Girls series

‘Heartwarming, hopeful and inspiring, it will bring a nostalgic smile to your face’ Daily Mirror

Winter, 1939
As December draws nearer and with her family facing their first Christmas without Bert, Nancy is desperately trying to keep up her children’s spirits and her own.

Young Patty should be excited to be spending her first festive season with sweetheart Archie, but why does she worry he’s keeping something from her?

Betty is missing her beloved William as he continues his RAF training but she’s determined not to sit around wallowing. In the midst of the coldest winter on record and with the introduction of rationing, times are tougher than ever but Betty has an idea to make sure nobody goes without this winter.

And with our Steel Girls rallying around each other, can there still be hope this Christmas?

The second novel in the new heartwarming Steel Girls series following our feisty factory sister’s bravery and hope during wartime, perfect for fans of Nancy Revell and Elaine Everest.


Christmas Hope for the Steel Girls


I, unfortunately, missed the first book in this series but soon caught up on what had gone on. I took to the four main characters in the story straight away. Nancy was struggling big style with her husband away fighting in the war. It is 1939, and the nation was praying that the war wouldn’t go on long and the men that had all eagerly signed up would be home soon.

The story takes place in a factory in Sheffield, where parts for aircraft were being made. Certain professions were excused from fighting in the war because the goods were essential for the war effort. But some men had signed up to fight, which had left a need for their positions to be filled. The women of Sheffield had stood up to the challenge.

What a heartwarming read this was. Although Nancy, Betty and Patty were all very different, their work bound them together. The three of them had trained to work the huge cranes, which wasn’t a job that was thought suitable for a woman to do until the war began.

The community came together for a fabulous idea that they all got involved in, and friendships developed where it would have seemed impossible not too long ago. Along with a blossoming romance in unexpected places. This is a good feel story, a perfect pick you up.

I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book that I have reviewed honestly.


Michelle Rawlins

Michelle Rawlins is an award-winning freelance journalist with over 20 years’ experience working in print and digital media. After learning her trade, Michelle began her freelance career writing for national newspapers and women’s magazines, concentrating on real-life stories – living by the mantra: ‘it’s always the most ordinary people who have the most extraordinary stories’

|Twitter: @Mrawlins1974

Christmas Hope for the Steel Girls: The most heartwarming Christmas WW2 saga about love, friendship and courage on the Home Front of 2021 (The Steel Girls, Book 2) by [Michelle Rawlins]

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