Author: Arlene Hughes
Published by Head of Zeus on March 1, 2019
Genres: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction
Format: eBook, ARC
Source: Head of Zeus, NetGalley
Book Rating: 8/10
In wartime it takes courage to follow your heart.
Everyone hated the heat and the deafening noise, but for Gracie the worst thing was the smell of chemicals that turned her stomach every morning when she arrived at the Rosenberg Raincoats factory.
Gracie is a girl on the factory floor. Jacob is the boss’s charismatic nephew. When they fall in love, it seems as if the whole world is against them – especially Charlie Nuttall, who also works at the factory and has always wanted Gracie for himself.
But worse is to come when Jacob disappears and Gracie is devastated, vowing to find him. Can she solve the mystery of his whereabouts? Gracie will need all her strength and courage to find a happy ending.
Affecting, absorbing, and twisty!
The Girl in the Pink Raincoat is an intriguing story that takes you back to the streets of Manchester during the late 1930s, and into the life of Gracie Earnshaw a cheery, resilient, young woman who suddenly finds herself confused, overwhelmed, and heartbroken after her bridegroom-to-be unexpectedly goes missing, and family secrets threaten everything she believed about her past.
The writing is clear and fluid. The characters are resilient, hardworking, and determined. And the plot, including all the subplots, intertwine and unravel subtly into a compelling tale of life, loss, love, family, heartbreak, friendship, secrets, betrayal, obsession, and war.
Overall, The Girl in the Pink Raincoat is an uplifting, atmospheric, emotive tale about surviving wartime, taking chances, following your heart, and the power of first love.
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Thank you to Head of Zeus for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.