Somehow, I missed that Wartime Brides and Wedding Cakes is the second in a series. I have not read the first but will rectify that very soon. In this case, it does not matter if you have read the first. This is definitely a standalone novel.
Set in a town in the UK during World War II, the folks at the bakery do what they must do to not only survive but thrive. What I like about this book is Ms. Miller sets out to tell a story of the everyday life of a number of people in war-torn Britain. Spanning several months, it presents the events as they would happen. In other words, it was believable. There is not contrived “conflict” which many authors think they must have. The war is the conflict and what it does to people. That is enough.
There were many characters and at times I struggled to remember just who was who, but it did not take away from my enjoyment of the book.
The day I received word that the publisher, Bookouture had approved me for the ARC, I had also just binged watched Tony Robinson’s Blitz Street from Channel 4, the British public broadcasting network. Then I opened this book and found myself in that world. What great timing.
I recommend Wartime Brides and Wedding Cakes. Now to track down Heartaches and Christmas Cakes.
I received a free copy of the book from NetGalley and Bookouture in exchange for my honest review. Thank you.
ISBN: ASIN B077YY538F (Note – this is Amazon’s codes)
Publication date: 03/07/18