Thursday, August 5, 2021

Review for The Girls from the Beach by Andie Newton... and a Giveaway


The Girls from the Beach by Andie Newton

Digital Publication Date: July 8, 2021
Paperback Publication Date: January 2022
Aria Fiction

Genre: Historical Fiction

'We'd heard stories about the nurses in tent seven. A secret mission, stolen money, and spies...'

In 1944, four American nurses disappeared for five days. No one knew what happened to them. Until now.

When Kit and Red set foot on French soil during the Normandy landings, they know they have to rely on each other. As they head for the battlefield, their aim is simple: save lives. But when they're called away on a top-secret mission to patch up a few men behind enemy lines, everything changes.

Alongside fellow nurses, Roxy and Gail, they're told to prepare for the worst, trading in their nurses' fatigues for civilian clothes and hiding medical supplies under their skirts. But it's a lie. Their real mission tasks them with the impossible – to infiltrate the Reich and steal something the Nazis desperately need to win their losing war.

In an ultimate test of courage and comradeship, each woman must decide what she is prepared to risk and what she has to live for.

My Thoughts:  I have been on a role with WWII books and The Girls from the Beach is the next one on my list.    I was so excited to get my copy.   I am thrilled to say there was NO disappointment in this book.  I could not wait to read this book and found myself devouring every word.   I became invested in the girl’s well-being and knowing that their story would stay with me.  

I very quickly became enthralled by Kit, Red, Roxy, and Gail’s story.  I wanted to know their history’s, what caused them to enlist for the war.   But I also needed to know their futures.   Did they come out alive?   Were they able to continue with their lives after seeing what they did?   Andie Newton did a wonderful job in answering my questions and giving me the answers to many other questions that I did not even know I had.   I was interested in the lives they lived during the war and the lives they lived after the war.  I liked that their pasts and their current lives were shared.  It was intriguing to see how their pasts shaped their futures.  

The Girls from the Beach shared both the emotional and the mental toll the war took on the women.  I learned so much, such as that women arrived on the beach during D-Day.  I had no clue.    These women were strong, brave, and heroes.  

**Thank you HF Virtual Book Tours and NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.


Praise for The Girls From The Beach

'One of my favorite books of 2021 and a true must-read for all fans of the genre. It's not just a story of friendship, but a story of patriotism, heroism, and selfless sacrifice in the name of freedom. Absolutely riveting!' – Ellie Midwood, USA Today bestselling author of The Violinist of Auschwitz

'A wild ride of a book, laced with beautifully flawed characters, impeccable research and a story that will make you cry with tears of joy and sorrow. A resounding five-star read!' – Terry Lynn Thomas, USA Today bestselling author of The Silent Woman

'What a story! The Girls from the Beach took me on a rollercoaster ride of mystery and suspense. The Girls from the Beach is a testimony to courage, integrity and female friendship. And that ending – wow!' – Gill Thompson, bestselling author of The Oceans Between Us

'The Girls from the Beach is a unique and incredibly imaginative story inspired by the nurses who worked on the front line in World War Two. It is action-packed and full of unexpected drama around every turn – I just had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next! Readers who enjoyed Newton's earlier books will be sure to love this one' – Louise Fein, bestselling author of People Like Us

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About the Author

Andie Newton is the USA Today bestselling author of The Girl from Vichy and the author of The Girl I Left Behind. Andie holds a Bachelor degree in History and a Master in Teaching. She would love to say she spends her free time gardening and cooking, but she's killed everything she's ever planted and set off more fire alarms than she cares to admit. Andie does, however, love spending time with her family, trail running, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, July 19
Review at Books, Writings, and More

Wednesday, July 21
Review at Gwendalyn's Books

Friday, July 23
Review at Passages to the Past

Monday, July 26
Excerpt at Books & Benches

Friday, July 30
Excerpt at Reading is My Remedy

Sunday, August 1
Review at Girl Who Reads

Monday, August 2
Review at Novels Alive
Review at The Enchanted Shelf

Thursday, August 5
Review at Two Bookish Babes
Review at A Soccer Mom's Book Blog


Enter to win a paperback copy of The Girls from the Beach! The paperback will be shipped to the winner at the end of the year.

The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on August 5th. You must be 18 or older to enter.

The Girls from The Beach

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful review, Charlotte! I'm so happy you enjoyed the read!

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