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Today I am sharing my #bookreview of THE DARTMOOR GIRL by Tania Crosse as part of the Blog Tour.

THE DARTMOOR GIRL

Format – Kindle
Publisher Joffe Books
Publication Date – 26th February 2022
Genre – Historical romance and sagas
Author – Tania Crosse

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A dramatic and poignant tale of one girl’s quest for the truth.

Originally published as Lily’s Journey.

Dartmoor, 1952.

When fifteen-year-old Lily Hayes loses her mother, she finds herself at a crossroads: go to a children’s home or leave the bright lights of London to live with her estranged father in the wilds of Dartmoor.

Lily moves from London to Dartmoor determined and excited to find out the truth about her family.

Her dour father, Sidney, can be sullen and he has a temper on him. He seems to want nothing to do with her, but Lily vows to make the best of things. And there are some things she is grateful for — especially the handsome and charming Edwin Franfield.

As Sidney’s gruff manner gradually thaws, Lily learns a little more about her family’s history — and discovers that some secrets are better left untold.

Will Lily discover her true identity and find happiness among the dramatic wilderness of Dartmoor, or will the past drive her back to where she comes from?

Fans of Nadine Dorries, Rosie Goodwin, Dilly Court, Freda Lightfoot, Anna Jacobs, Rosie Clarke and Catherine Cookson will adore this haunting tale of young love, family secrets and self-discovery.

READERS LOVE THE DARTMOOR GIRL:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A beautifully crafted story.” Carol C.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Good strong female characters and great plots. Brilliant.” Angela T.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Got so engrossed in this story and did not want it to end. Good description of Dartmoor area and I felt as if I were there.” Poppie


Review

Lily is just 15 when her mother dies leaving her more or less alone in the world.  Her choices are limited; a children’s home or move from the hustle and bustle of London to the loneliness of Dartmoor to live with a father she has never met.  If life was not hard enough she has also learned that her mother was not who she thought she was.

Leaving her friends she sets off on the long journey to Princetown to a life harder and more hostile than she could ever have imagined and that isnt just the area her home life is every bit as hostile.  If her father hates her so much why did he agree to providing her with a home?

As she learns to live a new life she finds that the answers she is looking for will be as hard to find as her new life.

This is a very interesting story interlaced with history, love, loss and wonderful descriptions of Dartmoor and the surrounding area.

The characters fit the story and the scenery perfectly as the reader is taken back in time to the post war years and the devastating effect war has on everyone.

A really enjoyable read.perfect for anyone who loves Historical Fiction.


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THE GIRL AT HOLLY COTTAGE

THE GIRL AT HOLLY COTTAGE a compelling saga of love, loss and self-discovery (Devonshire Sagas Book 9) by [TANIA CROSSE]Format – Kindle
Publisher Joffe Books
Publication Date – 26th February 2022
Genre – Historical romance and sagas
Author – Tania Crosse

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A compelling tale of secrets and betrayal, friendship and trust, and the legacy of war.

Originally published as Hope at Holly Cottage.

Plymouth, 1954.

The future seems rosy for Plymouth schoolgirl Anna Millington, as she prepares for teacher training college.

But Anna’s life is not what it seems. Her family is hiding a cruel secret that resulted from the worst night of the Plymouth Blitz.

Now, the devastating consequences are about to erupt again.

Fearing for her life, Anna leaves her dreams behind and flees to nearby Dartmoor.

It isn’t long before Anna secures a position as a serving girl at Ashcroft Hall. It isn’t the teaching career she longed for. The staff are rude and make no effort to befriend her. But she finds solace in loving Sir Gilbert, Lady Ashcroft’s son, who calls her his ‘little smoky eyes’.

It soon becomes clear that Anna’s not the only one with secrets.

Will she learn who she can really trust? And can she find the courage to seek out the happiness she truly deserves?

READERS LOVE THE GIRL AT HOLLY COTTAGE:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An absolutely gripping story with all its twists and turns . . . Full of love, hurt and friendship. I was captivated from the beginning to the very last page.” Carol C.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “[Tania] brings it all to life and you can imagine yourself back at that time, living alongside her excellent portrayal of the people in her books.” Angela T.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Yet another compelling story and so well written. I would highly recommend this book to all who love a good storyline.” John H.


TANIA CROSSE

Tania Crosse was born in London, but at a young age, moved to Surrey where her love of the countryside took root. She wanted to be an author since childhood, but after obtaining a degree in French Literature, life took over. It wasn’t until her children were older that she began writing seriously. She has now had published nine historical novels set on her beloved Dartmoor, while The Street of Broken Dreams, the last of four Twentieth Century sagas set in London and the south east, won Best Saga in the 2020 awards of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

ALSO BY TANIA CROSSE
DEVONSHIRE SAGAS
Book 1: THE HARBOUR MASTER’S DAUGHTER
Book 2: THE RIVER GIRL
Book 3: THE GUNPOWDER GIRL
Book 4: THE QUARRY GIRL
Book 5: THE RAILWAY GIRL
Book 6: THE WHEELWRIGHT GIRL
Book 7: THE AMBULANCE GIRL
Book 8: THE DARTMOOR GIRL
Book 9: THE GIRL AT HOLLY COTTAGE


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