Congratulations to Jean Fullerton on her new book A Ration Book Victory
I was kindly chosen to be a part of the A Ration Book Victory book tour in return for an sincere book review. It was published on the 5th May 2022 and is part of A Ration Book series being number eight. It can be read as a standalone. Below you will be able to see the book cover, my rating and review, the blurb and the author’s bio.
Rating and Review:
4 out of 5
This is the first I’ve read of this author. This specific book is book eight in The Ration Book series. Even though I have not read the preceding books in the series, I don’t feel like I’ve missed out. I thought it was a very good standalone. I loved assembly the characters and who wouldn’t want a Queenie in their life. I loved that there was a duel timeline going on throughout the book. With the time and place for the past sections, it made it lucid where I was and did not get missing. I loved that I could guess what happened in between the timeframes main up to the reveals towards the end. I really enjoyed reading this book. I would very much love to go back to the start of the series and read the stories of the other family members I meet in this book.
Jean Fullerton, the RNA-shortlisted queen of the East End, returns with the final nostalgic and heart-warming story of the Brogan family.
In the last days of war, only love will pull her through . . .
Queenie Brogan wasn’t always an East End matriarch. Numerous years ago, before she married Fergus, she was Philomena Dooley, a daughter of Irish Travellers, planning to wed her childhood sweetheart, Patrick Mahone. But when tragedy struck and Patrick’s narrow-minded sister, Nora, intervened, the lovers were torn apart.
Fate can be cruel, and when Queenie arrives in London she finds that Patrick Mahon is her parish priest, and that the love she had tried to suppress flares again in her heart.
But now in the last months of WW2, Queenie discovers Father Mahon is dying and must face losing him forever. Can she finally tell him the secret she has kept for throughout fifty years or will Nora once again come between them?
And whether Queenie does decide to finally tell Patrick, could the truth destroy the Brogan family?
Born and bred in East London Jean is a District Nurse by trade and has worked as a NHS manager and as a senior lecture in Health and Nursing Studies. She left her day job to become a full-time writer in 2015 and has never looked back.
In 2006 she won the Harry Bowling Prize and now has seventeen sagas published throughout three series all of which are set in East London.
She is an experienced public speaker with hundreds of WI and women’s club talks under her belt, plus for the past fifteen years she has sailed all throughout the world as an enrichment speaker and writing workshop leader on cruise ships.
Social Media Links –
Whether you are interested in this book for yourself or would like to purchase it as a gift, it is available to purchase now at a retailer of your selection. I would like to say a big thank you to the author Jean Fullerton (@jeanfullerton_) and the organiser of this book tour Rachel’s Random Resources (@rararesources) for allowing me to be a part of the book tour in return for an sincere review.