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Publication Order of Shipyard Girls Books

The Shipyard Girls (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shipyard Girls at War (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets of the Shipyard Girls (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shipyard Girls in Love (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Victory for the Shipyard Girls (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Courage of the Shipyard Girls (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas with the Shipyard Girls (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triumph of the Shipyard Girls (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas Wish for the Shipyard Girls (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shipyard Girls on the Home Front (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shipyard Girls Under the Mistletoe (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Cheers for the Shipyard Girls (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Shipyard Girls Series
Shipyard Girls is a historical fiction series by Nancy Revell. Nancy Ravell is Amanda Revell’s pseudonym. Set in the second world war era, this series a perfect picture of life many decades later, where the heartbreaks of war were felt in every homestead. Still, people thrived, and many, especially women, were forced to be strong as life pushed them beyond their limits. This series doesn’t only focus on the negative side. We get to see how love blossoms amid challenging situations. It is also amazing how resilient the women in the series are and how swiftly they take up hard jobs to help with the war efforts.

The Shipyard Girls
The Shipyard Girls comes first in the Shipyard series. This book takes you all the way to Sunderland in 1940. As the second world war rages, women are forced to take up jobs previously left to the men since most men are away. Polly is one among these women. This woman would never have dreamt that one day she would work in a shipyard. Imagine how happy she is when an opportunity arises, and she gets to work in a job that had been in her family for many years. Polly is not the only female doing the hard work previously entrusted to the menfolk at the Shipyard.

There is Rosie, the head welder who trains girls like Polly on the trade. Then there is Gloria, a mother hen who only enlists to escape from her abusive husband. Other new hires include Elliot, Martha Perkins, Hannah, Dorothy Williams, and Mary. All these women have personal problems they are dealing with, but all seem to disappear when they get to work. For example, Rosie has a second job that she keeps a secret. Since she has to take care of her sister, Rosie has no choice but to report to her second job even though she is not proud. In this story, you will also get to know about Polly’s struggles and whatever is happening in the other characters’ lives.

This is a cracking story that will have you immersed in the character’s lives. You will love meeting all the girls and seeing how they relate to each other. Despite their troubles, these women work together to overcome challenges that come their way. They also do a lot to help with the war, and they endure hardships to accomplish even the simplest of tasks. When Tommy Watts enters their lives, you will find yourself rooting for Polly, hoping that their romance can blossom despite all that is working against them. The setting gives the story a unique twist, and the happenings during the second world war era will make you appreciate life as it is today.

The Shipyard Girls marks the beginning of an intriguing series. This book opens in Polly’s homely house, where we meet her mom, sister-in-law and niece. The house is filled with love, and despite the trying times, these women still enjoy each other’s company. More characters come into the picture as the story progresses, and their complex nature makes this story even more exciting. Common themes include intimidation, secrets, gossip, adversary, and trials. Old love is reignited while a first love is born. You will enjoy the banter between the women, sympathize with them when trouble comes to their doorsteps, and celebrate the few wins and accomplishments they make.

Shipyard Girls at War
Shipyard Girls at War comes second in the Shipyard Girls series. This book opens with a devastating scene where Bel is devastated and in great emotional pain. Her childhood sweetheart is no more, and her grief is felt even by those who had suffered a similar loss. At the Shipyard, things are getting back to normal, and Rosie is flourishing as a head-welder. Her double life remains a secret, but a handsome detective is threatening to change that. Gloria and Dorothy continue with their bickering, but Gloria keeps a little secret behind closed doors that only the girls in the first book know about. However, when a moment of panic sees her confessing to the wrong person, there is no telling what the future has in store.

Polly is finding the shipyards more challenging than she anticipated, but it proves to be a great escape as she waits for her man to come home. With her brother Teddy’s death, life had gotten tougher for her and those around her. She worries about Teddy’s twin Joe and wonders how this death would affect him. Everything about her home has also changed. The home that was once full of joy and laughter is now characterized by sorrow. Why does the future look so uncertain? Away from Polly’s story, the author takes us back to 1920, where we meet Bel as a young girl with an awful mother who often abandons her in their house. It is only after Bel befriends Polly that she gets a glimpse of what a loving home looks like. She later falls in love and starts a family with Teddy.
The Shipyard has a new girl, Martha, who seems quiet compared to the rest of the crowd. Hannah’s English is improving, and she is getting used to the hard life and work at the Shipyard. However, the current boss, Hellen, cannot stop bullying and bossing her around. No one seems to like Helen, and instead of trying to be part of the group, she takes her frustration out on Hellen. Rosie is looking forward to her sister’s visit, and she enjoys some attention from Detective Miller.

Shipyard Girls at War is a story of love, life and war. Written in true saga style, the story draws you in with its warm characters. Some parts of it will move you to tears, while others will make your heart sing. Thankfully, the story ends on such a happy note, and the ending will leave you longing for the next installment in the series. This is an excellent choice if you are a saga fan.

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One Response to “Shipyard Girls”

  1. Marylou Walton: 2 years ago

    I would like hard books of the series. I have books 1 and 6. and would like to have the balance. Are they still in print? How may I order them.
    Thank You
    Marylou Walton


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