A couple of my readers have asked me if I could recommend some World War 2 historical fiction books as I am so slow at writing new ones. Ok so they weren’t that rude. They just said they would like something to read while they wait for my next one!
I am always happy to recommend books I have enjoyed. I don’t see myself as being in competition with another author in this genre. We already share two loves – love of this time period and the joy of writing books. I am certain we would have other things in common too.
But before I start raving about some amazing books I enjoyed, let me just say that sometimes I don’t like a book. I want to like it. Other people love it. It could be selling thousands of copies and be made into a film but I just don’t enjoy it. For whatever reason, I couldn’t relate. So if I don’t post a well known WW2 book here, it may be because I didn’t like it. I don’t like knocking other authors, not when I know how hard it is to read a bad review of our baby, oops I mean book.
One of my favorite authors of all time was Elizabeth Elgin (RIP). She was a real life WW2 heroine – she served in the WRNS (Navy for women :-)). She wrote an amazing series that covers WW1 right through to WW2. It is fantastic and well worth reading although it could have probably done with a little better editing. It is a little repetitive from book to book in places. Something you will see with “older” books. BUT it is still my number one.
The series name is the Suttons of Yorkshire. There are five books in total I’ll Bring You Buttercups is the first one. The second is Daisychain Summer, Where Bluebells Chime comes next, Windflower Wedding and then The Linden Walk. Don’t be tempted to read them out of order as although each book tells a story, there is an underlying story that goes across all five books. Check them out for yourself on Amazon or in your local bookstores.
A new series (new to me although we share the same first name ) is Ellie Dean Beach View Boarding House Series. I have just started reading the first one and I like it :-).
Jan 5th 2015 – one of my lovely readers, Moe, suggested I try Maureen Lee. I have looked her up on Amazon and she has a huge range of books so I am off to read them. I am sure I will enjoy them. Perhaps you will too. Thanks a million again to Moe for letting me know. I love finding new books to read.
I have also put my shelf from Goodreads.com (you can register free as a reader and find new books/authors/friends etc) onto this post. I have never done this before so hopefully it will look ok.