ARC Review: A Post Office Christmas by Poppy Cooper

Synopsis:

1915. After the recent dramatic events at the Home Depot, Milly Woods is looking forward to spending as much time as possible with her Post Office girls, Nora and Beth – known as Liza to her friends. With Christmas fast approaching, their job of getting millions of letters and parcels to the troops on the front line is more important than ever.

But when Milly is moved to a different department, she and the girls struggle to find time to spend together. Feeling more and more lonely, Milly finds company and common ground at her local suffragette group – as well as catching the eye of a wounded ex-soldier at the Home Depot.

But soon, Milly discovers that her new friends might not be what they seem. As she is drawn into a deadly plan that could affect the outcome of the war, can her Post Office girls help her get back on track, and scupper the plan in time for Christmas?

Review:

A Post Office Christmas is the second book in The Post Office Girls series and picks up more or less where the other one left off.  It is a lovely, uplifting family saga based in World War l and the perfect follow on book.  A quick, compelling read which is a real page-turner and with a gentle storyline you can’t help but become completely immersed in.  We catch up on the three friends Milly, Nora and Liza, whose firm friendship has a little hiccup, but soon gets back on track.  The focus is mainly on Milly who is a wonderful feisty character as well as being extremely outspoken and fiercely independent and we learn so much more about her.  She forms a new friendship with Hilda and Elsie and becomes entangled with quite a radical suffragette group. Milly’s relationship with Jack Archer, is adorable.  The romance is kept to a minimum however it’s a lovely part of the storyline and runs alongside the activities at the Home Depot.  

The series continues to be informative and well researched.  Interestingly we learn more about the postal service, day to day life in this era and the struggles and pitfalls encountered.  The costumes and hairstyles are beautifully described.  Milly has her hair cut into a bob and the shock wave this created was hilarious and extremely eye-opening, deemed by most at the time to be ‘far too masculine’.  It’s certainly a very fascinating period of time, romantic but also very tough and with the strong female characters in the book it makes for a very engrossing read. 

A Post Office Christmas is a lovely warm hug of a book, its an exceptionally quick read, but it’s well written and informative and the perfect choice for a really good Christmas read.  Drama, romance and friendships are all there in this heartwarming read.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the post office girls and I look forward to the next book.  

Publisher:  Hodder & Stoughton 
Publication Date (UK):  25 November 2021
Series: The Post Office Girls #2
Format:  Paperback  
Page Count: 304
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
Rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank you to the publisher for the gifted advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

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