In Elaine Everest’s book ‘The Butlins Girls’ we are introduced to Molly Missons who I absolutely adored from the outset! With a world still recovering from the war, the tragic death of her parents and some long-lost relatives trying to steal her livelihood, Molly applies for a job at the holiday camp Butlins in Skegness.
This story is focused around genuine friendship and the wonderful characters that Everest creates utterly swept me away with this story and I couldn’t put the book down.
Freda, Bunty and Plum each have their own heartbreaks which is woven into the main plot so successfully that I found all the characters believable and myself completely immersed in their individual stories. I wanted to work at Butlins and be in their gang! Enter Johnny Johnson into the equation, Molly’s crush, star of the silver screen and things began to get even more interesting.
Overall, it was the perfect story with characters you can’t help but love. Molly’s friendships and relationships with the people she holds close to her heart are delved into beautifully. The plot itself was full of surprises, great friendships and love. I felt bereft when I finished reading.
A truly charming heart-warming book that didn’t disappoint.
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