Reviewed by: Mojomums reviewer Samantha
What they say: Liverpool, 1939: As winter descends on Tuppenny Corner and rumours of war float across the canals, fifteen-year-old Rosie O’Leary must come to terms with her own dramatic upheaval. Forced to say goodbye to all she holds dear and embark on a new life aboard The Kingfisher, her world is suddenly full of uncertainty.
But new beginnings open up new possibilities… When fellow bargee – the handsome Tim Bradley – offers to show Rosie the sights of Liverpool, she jumps at the chance and it’s not long before their friendship grows into something more.
But when Tim is called up to join the RAF, Rosie’s dream of a future together must be put on hold. If Rosie can find the strength to embrace her new life on the canals, there might still be the chance of a miracle this Christmas…
What we say: “This is a heartwarming story about young love on the canals in Liverpool, 1939. It tells the story of 15 year old Rosie, living with her mother on the Kingfisher barge. She finds herself falling in love with her friend Tim, however life changes for everyone when the war comes and Tim has to join the RAF. Rosie suddenly finds herself having to take charge of the barge whilst waiting for Tim to return. Along the way she makes new friends and learns some harsh truths about others.
This is a sweet and innocent love story, which may not appeal to the those who love a modern heroine, however Rosie is a strong and likeable character and I found myself drawn into the story. An enjoyable read, any time of the year.”
Christmas at Tuppenny Corner by Katie Flynn is available from many book stores and online from Amazon.