Monday, 15 May 2017

The Butlins Girls by Elaine Everest @ElaineEverest #Review #BlogTour @panmacmillan

Thank you for joining me today on the blog tour for The Butlins Girls by Elaine Everest. I have a review to share but first of all let's take a look at the description for the book...

About the book

'Molly Missons gazed around in awe. So this was Butlin's. Whitewashed buildings, bordered by rhododendrons, gave a cheerful feeling to a world still recovering from six years of war. The Skegness holiday camp covered a vast area, much larger than Molly expected to see.'

Molly Missons hasn't had the best of times recently. Having lost her parents, now some dubious long-lost family have darkened her door - attempting to steal her home and livelihood...

After a horrendous ordeal, Molly applies for a job as a Butlin's Aunty. When she receives news that she has got the job, she immediately leaves her small home town - in search of a new life in Skegness.

Molly finds true friendship in Freda, Bunty and Plum. But the biggest shock is discovering that star of the silver screen, Johnny Johnson, is working at Butlin's as head of the entertainment team. Johnny takes an instant liking to Molly and she begins to shed the shackles of her recent traumas. Will Johnny be just the distraction Molly needs - or is he too good be to be true?

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My Review

After reading a few thrillers back to back The Butlins Girls was the perfect book to relax with. So what did I think...

Molly is such a lovely, kind and warm hearted person who is also a little bit on the innocent side. It was so easy to like her character and hope that everything would turn out ok in the end for her. The first couple of interactions between Johnny and Molly were lots of fun and they had such a sweet chemistry. One of my favourite things about this story are the friendships, especially the trio of girls who didn't know each other but rallied together to support one another. All of their back stories were interesting especially Bunty's with an element of danger attached. 

The story moves along at a steady pace with a few twists along the way that moved the story along nicely. The nostalgic look back at Butlins was lovingly described and I felt as if I was right there in the past at the famous holiday camp. There is a little bit of a mystery surrounding Molly's family that had me intrigued along with the arrival of two relatives who bring trouble with them. I really enjoyed spending a few hours reading this book it transported me to a different time and was perfect to spend a lazy day reading. A few surprises along the way and even though the ending was pretty perfect it would be great to catch up with this delightful set of characters again.

Sweet and heart warming!

Thank you to Elaine Everest & Pan Macmillan for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.


  1. Thank you for your lovely review.
    Elaine xx

  2. Sounds like a great read full of nostalgia! I know what you mean when you've read a lot of thrillers, this sounds perfect. fab review xx

    1. Thank you x It's a lovely light hearted book xx