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The Picture House Girls

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I love Rosie Archer's stories and this one didn't disappointed.
It's well written, the characters are fleshed out and the story is heart warming and engrossing.
It's recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
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Well written book full of wonderful characters and a great storyline, couldn't put this book down as I found I was wanting to know more about each character and the storyline had me dragged in as if I was part of it, can't wait to find out what happens next to Connie and Gertie, Queenie and Len and of course Ace and Tommo
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A lovely read!   Set in the war years, it is a story about a young girl who goes to work in the Picture House and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a story about life.
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The Picture House Girls by Rosie Archer is a great WWII-era historical fiction that gives us a glimpse of what life was like for the people of Hampshire 1940s England. I have really enjoyed books by this author in the past, so I was excited to see that she had a new book coming out.

I enjoyed reading the day-to-day lives of "ordinary" citizens during wartime. It affects everyone in slightly different ways depending on their location, circumstances, family situations, and outlook.

I enjoyed reading Connie's story. She has a lot of experiencing and growing up to do in this book, and through the ups and downs, the mistakes, and the triumphs, we get to see her transition as the story, and the war progresses.  She experiences love, loss, hurt, obstacles, new friends, her own strengths, and through all of that we see her mature and grow. 

I hope that this is the start to a new series, as I could see further books possibly being created from this wonderful cast of characters.

4/5 stars

Thank you NG and Quercus Books for this arc and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion.

I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Amazon, Instagram, Waterstones, and Kobo accounts upon publication.
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There isn't much that I can say that'll do justice to this book. I devoured it in one sitting. I was engrossed by the story. It's so well written, has a brilliant plot and fantastic characters. Stories based around the time of the Second World War will always interest me and this is one of the best I've read.  I need a follow up as soon as possible. I need to know what happens each of the characters. It's going to be a hell of a long wait.
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While I enjoyed this book I had a sense of deja vu. I was sure I’d read it before.?
Connie’s aunt manages to secure employment for her in the local picture house. She loves her job and gets friendly with one of the other usherettes, Queenie. The downside to the job is the manager who has wandering hands and a liking for young females. 
Will Connie manage to find a man friend while working there, read on.
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Oh wow what can I say if you love family saga and world war books all rolled unto one you will love this. I felt like I was one of the girls and can't wait to read more x
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A lovely story set around the picture house during wartime.After losing her mom and home in a bombing Connie is taken in by Aunt Gertie her moms sister.Connie loves the movie stars and is delighted when gertie helps get her a job at the picture house.I love Rosie Archer's books she has way of drawing you into the story.5*
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A delightful story set around the picture house. Connie dreams of Fred Astaire, she's made a scrapbook with his pictures in. Hurting after to loss of her mother and her home she's reluctant to get involved with anyone while she grieves. She lives with her Aunt Gertie and her lodger Ace. With all her possessions lost she struggles to come to terms with things and has to borrow almost everything from her Aunt. With a bit of help from her Aunt she gets a job at the picture house. It was really nice watching Connie grow and develop as a person after her tragic loss. She went from the feeling of not belonging to being an important part of the community. A beautiful story about friendships, love and above all, hope. A really enjoyable story
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1942 Gosport,  Connie  Baxter  starts  a new job  at  Crilerion  Picture House  as a usherette  living with her aunt  Gertie  Mullins  after her mother death . Lodger  Ade  Gallagher  and Tommo  Smith both share effection  for Connie.  Working along side Queenie,  Edna  Shirley  and Lucie  she soon fits in.  War is still  on going in the town. I loved reading this book,  that gives  us a story of love  and  affecting to hold on to. The characters  are all together  keeping  everything  together  in trying  times.  Just beautiful.
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Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for an early review copy. 

I absolutely love Rosie’s books. 

I think this one will make another great series to read. It’s setting is the Criterion picture house in Gosport. 

The characters were all nice and I’m wanting to know more about them.  

Queen is, is the head usherette, but as the manager is hopeless, she’s running the picture house, the cleanser who works there, Gertie, has her niece Connie living with her after her house was bombed, killing her Mother and so, she gets her a job as an usherette too. 

There’s a lot going  on in the picture house, not just the showing of films.!!
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I love Rosie’s books and this one looks like the makings of yet another great series.  This book is set mainly in the Criterion picture house in Gosport. There are some great characters that I can’t wait to learn more about. There is Queenie she’s the head usherette but really runs the place thanks to the hopeless manager. The cleaner Gertie takes in her niece Connie after her house is bombed killing her Mum and gets her a job as an usherette. A lot goes on in the Criterion it’s not just the films they show and I can’t wait for August when I’ll be seeing you comes out. A well deserved five star read
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With thanks to netgalley for an early copy in return for an honest opinion. 
Not read any books by this author  was a nice easy read and a good plot and good character   was very enjoyable.
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