A Wedding for the Cornish Girls

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Pub Date 17 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 17 Aug 2023


The fifth heartwarming instalment in the Cornish Girls series

Can love still thrive in the uncertainty of war?

Cornwall, Summer 1943

Eighteen-year-old Alice receives a mysterious work summons for a special unit in Bude. Nervous but excited, she starts training straight away.

Meanwhile, land girl Penny also heads to Bude. With a new job at the village farm shop, she dreams of finding love.

Young widow Florence runs the local boarding house. When American troops are billeted to stay, Florence butts heads with their Staff Sergeant immediately.

But might sparks fly for Florence when she least expects it? Can Penny pluck up the courage to pursue romance? And will Alice be up to the task?

Most importantly, can love triumph for the Cornish Girls, even amidst the uncertainty of war?

A heart-warming tale of love in wartime, for fans of Nancy Revell and Donna Douglas.

Readers have been swept away by A Wedding for the Cornish Girls:

A brilliant read and one I really enjoyed. The characters are loveable and varied … I found myself completely drawn into the story.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book is like pulling on your favourite jumper: it’s warming, comforting and you don’t want to put it down!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Betty writes in such a way that you can picture yourself down in the West Country with the characters. I find the stories easy to read and hard to put down! Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Reading about the three women, how their lives connect, their work, their romances, and how they cope with the war all made for a captivating read. American army men are also a large part of the story … so you just know there are going to be some fun and romantic scenes!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Plenty of twists in this story of Alice, Penny and Florence. It explores true friendship, comradeship, women pulling together at a time of war. The characters are heartwarming with their grit and resilience. A really enjoyable read and I’m looking forward to what’s next. Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Another great story about the Cornish Girls. It’s so easy to feel involved in the story and the ups and downs of the girls’ lives as the characters are well described and the storyline realistic. I wonder what happens next! Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This is the fifth in the series ,.. I was somewhat familiar with the background but it could be read as a standalone. The characters captured my interest & the research into the times makes it feel authentic. Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I just started reading this with my Nan … My Nan is aged 82 and loves books, which is where I get it from. She has recently been in a bit of a reading slump, this book has gotten her out of it!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I love this series! I’ve been an avid follower of the Cornish girls since the very beginning and I always do an excited little happy dance every time I see a new book release and a new book on the horizon!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The fifth heartwarming instalment in the Cornish Girls series

Can love still thrive in the uncertainty of war?


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Just started reading this with my Nan (who helps me write my reviews) and we're already on chapter 12. Liking it so far. My Nan is aged 82 and loves books (where I get it from). She has recently been in a bit of a reading slump, this book has gotten her out of it...

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I love how these books just pick up right from where they left off last. Pulling into the saga new storylines plus characters. An excellent read and already looking to see how the next one is connected

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It was lovely to catch up with the Cornish girls. As Alice and Penny head for Bude for their respective new jobs it was really good following their journeys. A bit scary though when Alice was interrogated by the American Rangers. I loved reading about the budding romance between Florence and Miles. It was such a lovely story with a happy ending. A heartwarming story about love and the Cornish girls during wartime.

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Reading this series is like visiting family, once you join you just can’t leave!
Although this is the fifth book I found I remembered the characters no bother, yes there are some new ones who just add to the story. There is so much going on I couldn’t wait to find out how each developed although Penny was my favourite as there was a certain innocence to her.
Alice is summoned to a meeting in Bude for a position that she has been recommended for, will she take it?
The land girls Selina, Caroline and Penny are not getting along as well as they hoped, making Penny decide that it may be best if she moved on, this proves to be the making of her. There are lots of twists to keep you on your toes.
I’d give more than ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ if I could.

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I love this series! I’ve been an avid follower of the Cornish girls since the very beginning and I always do an excited little happy dance every time I see a new book release and a new book on the horizon.

They are simply so easy and effortless to read and a chance to catch up with some of my fav characters and meet a host of new ones is wonderful every time around. And don’t think you need to have read any of the other ones to get enjoyment out of this book as it almost works perfectly as a standalone too (with the odd name drop of some old familiar faces which doesn’t take any enjoyment out if you haven’t read earlier on in the series but great if you have!).

The author introduces us to two fab new characters and ones that I absolutely loved from the get go. We have Penny, a land girl who ventures out to a new placement in Bude to escape her unhappy work at the farm. Florence and her little billy, the owner of a guest house who is about to get bombarded by a whole troop of US soldiers, there’s lots for her to content with there not to mention the awkward arrival of her pesky sister…

And finally Alice. Alice!! A character I have loved since the very beginning of the books when we saw her young, bookish and mentioned briefly in passing throughout. The fact that she got the attention of the whole book made me so happy and I absolutely loved getting to know her more and getting to see her character develop. The direction that’s been taken with her was just fab and made for such entertaining reading. I seriously loved it, as I have with all of the other books in this series.

And weddings galore in this one! It was another wonderful addition to the wartime Cornish girls series and they’ve honestly all been a delight to read. I can’t wait for (hopefully) more!

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Another fantastic installement catching up with friends old and new . Greatly written series from Betty Walker and this one ended with the promise of more to come which I’m looking forward to reading.
The Cornish girls are getting married engaged and fleeing the nest in this book with a few adventures along the way.
Fantastic read
Highly recommend

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1943 and war time means historical fiction at its best. This talented author has written a novel that is difficult to put down. Young women working for the war effort. Families and friends dealing with what is happening. This book was sent to me electronically by Netgalley for review. Thanks to the publisher and the fantastic author. I look forward to more from Walker.

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Firstly thank you Netgalley for this Arc

Another brilliant book in this series love the series love the author

Family saga based in the war read in one evening

Can’t wait to read more by this author

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