Author Diney Costeloe
Publisher Head of Zeus
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
Wynsdown, 1949. In the small Somerset village of Wynsdown, Charlotte Shepherd is happily married to farmer Billy. She arrived from Germany on the Kindertransport as a child during the war and now feels settled in her adopted home.
Meanwhile, the squire’s fighter pilot son, Felix, has returned to the village with a fiancée in tow. Daphne is beautiful, charming… and harbouring secrets. After meeting during the war, Felix knows some of Daphne’s past, but she has worked hard to conceal that which could unravel her carefully built life.
For Charlotte, too, a dangerous past is coming back in the shape of fellow refugee, bad boy Harry Black. Forever bound by their childhoods, Charlotte will always care for him, but Harry’s return disrupts the village quiet and it’s not long before gossip spreads.
The war may have ended, but for these girls, trouble is only just beginning.
What did I think?
After ‘The Girl with No Name’ I wasn’t quite sure what to expect or how in fact Diney Costeloe was going to expand on Lisa’s story within ‘Married Girls’. I was quite surprised when I notices that ‘Married Girls’ focused on a completely new character who wasn’t in the first book – Lisa is still very much a main character but the actual storyline is away from her (sort of!)
I have mixed feelings on whether or not the first book is a must read before ‘Married Girls’. When the story sways towards Lisa then I think it helps to have read ‘The Girl with No Name’ but as ‘Married Girls’ is mainly focused on the new character, Felix, I don’t think it is imperative. Although it wouldn’t hurt, especially if you have both books!
‘Married Girls’ surprised me with the story line and how absorbed I was. Diney Costeloe followed on her fabulous writing style to create an emotion evoking story that has you experiencing a range of different feelings. I love ‘The Girl with No Name’ series and would recommend it to anyone! It will be interesting to see if there will be a 3rd book in the series and even more interesting to see where Diney Costeloe takes Lisa’s story!
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?