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30 May 2021

Book Review: Rose’s Ever After by Chrissie Bradshaw *AD gifted

I was provided with a free ebook of Rose’s Ever After by Chrissie Bradshaw ahead of the blog tour.

I read Rose’s Ever After by Chrissie Bradshaw right after Rose's Choice, and let me tell you, it was A Journey. The stories together are so intense and emotional, but can easily be read on their own.

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Rose has a promising future stretching out before her until a cruel twist of fate seizes it. Will she overcome her heartache as she tries to build a new life?

Rose returns to the safe haven of Linwood colliery and her warm-hearted family. As she settles into life in the colliery rows, Rose makes an astounding discovery and a long lost family member appears who makes demands on them all..

Chrissie Bradshaw’s emotionally gripping historical reads have a northern Catherine Cookson vibe with a modern attitude. ‘Rose’s Ever After’ follows on from ‘Rose’s Choice’ yet it can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel

Read ‘Rose’s Ever After’ to follow the twists and turns of Rose’s eventful life. Will the rugged path ahead, full of challenges, lead her to a new ‘happily ever after’?

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Source: Blog Tour | Review Copy

5 Word Review: Family, love, heartbreak, horses, Northern.

When I picked this up I was in the mood for something Catherine-Cookson-esque and this completely fit the bill. If anything it exceeded my expectations.

Rose has to endure so much, and it broke my heart at times. But the strength to deal with what she is dealt is incredible. She's one of those inspiring saga characters who fill your soul with hope, and as hard as her story was at times I loved the journey.

In terms of romance, I felt that it was barely there which is not something I've come across often in sagas. It certainly made the story stand out, although I do wish there had been a little more attention to it at the end, because I'm a soppy so-and-so.

As bleak as Rose's Ever After was at times, the writing itself was somehow warm. It was a cosy story even as I wanted to cry at what was happening, it filled me with hope even as I despaired for what life had thrown at Rose.

This book is made for reading on a Sunday with a cup of tea. Just make sure you have some tissues. There's something about it that's just perfect for picking up between peeling potatoes and chopping vegetables and roasting a dinner. I found it a book that I could quickly get lost in, it was easy to fall back in to the story if I had to put it down (and I didn't want to put it down).

This is a perfect read for all fans of historical saga stories, and fans of Catherine Cookson. If you had to compare it to any Catherine Cookson books I think it would be The Round Tower, it's got those vibes about it and is set in a similar period.

Rose's Ever After can easily be read as a standalone, although the sheer emotional impact of reading both books back to back is incredible.

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Chrissie, 2016 winner of the Romantic Novelist's Association Elizabeth Goudge writing trophy, is a seasoned tea drinker who writes contemporary and historical family sagas.

Chrissie has always loved match-making a book to a reader. Writing the kind of book she loves to read takes this a step further. When Chrissie is not writing or reading, you will find her walking her dog on the beach, travelling or spending time with her family and friends. She would love to hear from readers.


  1. Thank you for such an entertaining review that captures my books perfectly.

  2. I love stories that are cosy and also heartwarming! It sounds like the perfect Sunday afternoon read - I'll have to check it out x


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