Sunday 29 January 2017

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Book Review:

This book is written as a set of letters and journal entries. It's based around the Chilbury ladies' choir in world war 2. It has a fictional English setting near Kent. It is full of gossip, love stories and crazy going on's of a small village.

I've just had a baby. Therefore, parts of this book sit a little uneasy with me. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who has just given birth due to unethical midwife practices. Or maybe it's me and my hormones.

This book had its moments and made me smile in places. It's charming and moving. If you are looking for something different, like gossips and meddling women, this is the book for you. It has a bit of everything and some interesting characters.

The men are going to war, and the choir is singing its final number. There can't possibly be a choir without men. The book is set in a time when men dominated the world but the women are starting to gain more responsibility, and something is needed to boost moral. Professor Primrose Trent is a newcomer to the village and a music enthusiast. She wants to bring the women together and start an all-female singing group. The vicar isn't the most open man, but she isn't a pushover. She works her charms, and The Chilbury ladies' choir is formed. This is their stories. It has scandal, romance, heartbreak and so much more.

If you want a fictional historical diverse read, this book is for you. Each character has their own story intertwined into one book. Some you will love and some you with loathe.

Overall I have mixed feelings about this book however that can be what makes a book so good. I've decided to rate this book 4 stars out of 5.

*I was gifted this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Hardcover £9.99, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 14th, 2017

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