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    The writing in this book was so clear you could al

    This is a lovely war time story of love and family andkeeping everyone together in the face of adversity in England. I love reading about how the English people coped during WWII. My grandmother was an English war bride from the Great War and I loved listening to her stories. These books remind me of those stories.
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    The Bartons keep on keeping on

    The Barton family have been through so many trials and tribulations as the war continues in the skies over Bournemouth. This book and the two before it drew me in so much that I have just read all three over two days. Ms Miller has been fastidious in her research and this shows in the meticulous detail in her writing. Her characters are endearing and the events of 1942 tax them while small joys come into their lives. As the real Second World War in Europe had another three years to run, I am looking forward to the next books in the series.
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    A truly affecting story.

    4.5 Stars During 1942 in England, 24-year-old Betty Mitchell is devastated by the ultimate betrayal of her husband, Robert. In addition to that, their house was bombed, leaving Betty with a very very hard decision to make. With the clothes on her back, she flees Bristol and heads to Bournemouth as she discovers an ad for employment at a the Barton's Bakery shop there. Although times are incredibly difficult, the bakery is especially busy. The bakery's owner, a very pregnant Audrey Barton, is running it alone while her husband is away at war. Meanwhile, Betty eventually meets Sam, a Canadian soldier, and they hit it off quite well. The thing is, Robert was also married to another woman and he suddenly shows up at Betty's door with his three children and Betty ends up having to care for the children. She was just getting on her feet and now this! Also, Audrey is nearing the delivery date for her baby. The whole lot of characters are absolutely marvelous and they all pull together - not just for Betty and the three children now in her care, but for Audrey as she prepares for motherhood, all while she is sadly and desperately missing her husband Charlie. This is a story that very well includes Betty's plight, but it also pays acute attention to Audrey's family and friends, as well as the townspeople who frequent the bakery. As this is the third in the series, I took a chance reading this first, as I may have missed the continuity of the characters and stories. Despite missing the previous titles, this story is so well-written that I was quite comfortable while reading this story. This story was fiction, no doubt, but very affecting when it came to understanding what it was like living in the throes of World War II. There were the rations, air raids and bombings, along with the constant worry as to whether or not loved ones would return home from the war. The story was quite sad as everyone is greatly affected by the war. My emotions were ripped apart as I was left in tears more than once. But there was also a fantastic sense of camaraderie and family. Telegrams and Teacakes was truly engaging, filled me with warmth, and and truly leaves me wanting more from this series. After just a few pages in, I was already in love with Audrey with her generous, kind and loving personality. I have read a handful of historical fiction stories this year set in times of war. It seems that the stories are getting better and better, and this one certainly is no exception. The connected characters are marvelous and I do wish that I'd had the time to read the first two books in the series so that I would have really known all of them. Amy Miller is an exceptional author and penned a remarkable story. I look forward to reading much more from her. Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
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    Third book in series!

    Telegrams and Teacakes is the third novel in A Wartime Bakery series. I thought the story was realistic in its portrayal of life at home during World War II. It depicts how individuals at home did not have it easy (not as rough as a soldier of course). They kept the shops and factories operating while the soldiers were off fighting. Rationing in effect and new items are added frequently, bombs hitting the area, and spending nights in air raid or Anderson shelters. I like how the people in the community banded together to help each other out. They did not leave a person to struggle on their own. I thought Wartime Brides and Wedding Cakes is a beautifully written novel with genuine characters. I love the characters in this story with Audrey Barton being my favorite. Audrey is a strong woman who is the mother figure for many as well as a confidant and pillar of strength. She has backbone, grit, strong moral character and a loving heart. Each character is different with a story of their own. Telegrams and Teacakes should be read after the first two books in the series. Each story builds upon the previous in A Wartime Bakery series. Telegrams and Teacakes is an emotional tale (have a hanky handy). The characters emotions poured from pages and enveloped me. Amy Miller has a special touch. The people during this time had to have grit in order to survive. I like how they look for the bright spots to help them overcome adversity. I hope this is not the last tale in A Wartime Bakery series. I want to follow the characters stories through the end of the war. Telegrams and Teacakes is a heartwarming, expressive and endearing story.
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    Telegrams and teacakes

    I laughed I cried what a wonderful series. Talk aboutgiving the shirt off your back Audrey was the best.She never asked anthing in retur. My friend from Liverpool Margie would sit and tell me stories about her young life during the war and things her mom had to do. Thank you Peggy Hall
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