Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Book Tour review: Bloomsbury girls by Natalie Jenner

 




Genre: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction


Publisher: ‎St. Martin's Press (May 17, 2022)


Length: (368) pages


To review





This book does connect to the Jane Austen society via Evie Stone who was in that one. Now she has finished uni, specializing in women's lit and will get a book at a bookstore cataloging rare books.




Vivien works at Bloomsbury books. She wants more, but it is always the men who gets a promotion in this world. So she spends most of the time being enemies with Alec who also works there. She also dreams of being a writer




Grace got a job at the bookstore since her husband came back from the war changed. Grace was so normal, she struggled, and her story, aye at the end I was happy.




And then there was Evie, who is also figuring out a literary mystery.




There is some romance for all of them, but just because there is romance does not mean they all will get their happily ever afters. Romance is not everything a woman might want after all. There are also other things just as important. What they chose in the end is for you to see.




Famous authors, and other personalities of the era shows up and brings some drama. An interesting story centered around a bookstore, change is coming.




I liked the different povs because they all brought something different.




Good narration. She has distinct voices for everyone and you always knew where you had them all. It was a good book to listen to.




Listen to a excerpt





Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare book store that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the general manager's unbreakable fifty-one rules. But in 1950, the world is changing, especially the world of books and publishing, and at Bloomsbury Books, the girls in the shop have plans:




Vivien Lowry: Single since her aristocratic fiance was killed in action during World War II, the brilliant and stylish Vivien has a long list of grievances - most of them well justified and the biggest of which is Alec McDonough, the Head of Fiction.




Grace Perkins: Married with two sons, she's been working to support the family following her husband's breakdown in the aftermath of the war. Torn between duty to her family and dreams of her own.




Evie Stone: In the first class of female students from Cambridge permitted to earn a degree, Evie was denied an academic position in favor of her less accomplished male rival. Now she's working at Bloomsbury Books while she plans to remake her own future.




As they interact with various literary figures of the time - Daphne Du Maurier, Ellen Doubleday, Sonia Blair (widow of George Orwell), Samuel Beckett, Peggy Guggenheim, and others - these three women with their complex web of relationships, goals and dreams are all working to plot out a future that is richer and more rewarding than anything society will allow.



BOOK TRAILER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOOXfMlNnjg



PURCHASE LINKS


PRINT & DIGITAL BOOK


AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY | BOOKSHOP | GOODREADS | BOOKBUB


AUDIOBOOK


AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY | BOOKSHOP | GOODREADS





AUTHOR BIO


Natalie Jenner is the author of the instant international bestseller The Jane Austen Society and Bloomsbury Girls. A Goodreads Choice Award runner-up for historical fiction and finalist for best debut novel, The Jane Austen Society was a USA Today and #1 national bestseller and has been sold for translation in twenty countries. Born in England and raised in Canada, Natalie has been a corporate lawyer, career coach and, most recently, an independent bookstore owner in Oakville, Ontario, where she lives with her family and two rescue dogs. Visit her website to learn more.


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15 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Linda. I enjoyed this story as well. I loved that it was set at a bookstore. I am looking forward to Jenner's next novel.

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    1. I am looking forward to her next book too :)

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  2. I really look forward to it. Okay didn't realise Evie was in it as well. Great. May have to read the print, it hasn't showed as available for me down here in NZ on Audible which is stink, but may appear yet.

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    1. It was fun to meet her again :)

      It will come, this was an early review ;)

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  3. It's always difficult to me when we have many POVs but maybe

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  4. Sounds interesting. Glad you enjoyed.

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  5. I enjoyed having three such different women's stories in this one.

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    1. It was fun, they had different paths in life and still the same

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  6. I enjoyed The Jane Austen Society by her so I'll have to check this one out. Love the cover.

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  7. Fun! I loved the excerpt.

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