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Far From Home (Beach View Boarding House Book 2) by [Dean, Ellie]
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4.8 out of 5 stars 143 customer reviews
Book 2 of 10 in Beach View Boarding House (10 Book Series)
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"Fans of wartime family stories will love this follow-up to There’ll Be Blue Skies." (Peterborough Evening Telegraph)

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The second novel in the Beach View boarding house series set in the Second World War.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 829 KB
  • Print Length: 466 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (19 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006K21HYU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 143 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having enjoyed Ellie Dean's first book, There'll Be Blue Skies' I was really looking forward to the follow up. I was not disappointed, the characters are so well drawn that you can imagine yourself as a fly on the wall and Ellie provides the perfect blend of drama, tragedy and humour that we have come to associate with Britain at war.An easy read but a most enjoyable one - I can't wait to catch up with the Reilly family in the next installment.
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Far From Home by Ellie Dean is the second book in the series and once again we are brought into the life of Peggy Riley and her family, not forgetting the waif and strays she has a habit of giving shelter to in her boarding house which she inherited from her parents.
Within this book the main characters include Polly who has to say goodbye to her darling daughter Alice, as her mother and sister is taking Alice along with her cousins to safety in Canada for the duration of the war. There is also a Polish girl, sister of Alex who we met in the last book who was killed in action her name is Danuta a girl with so many hidden qualities but she soon shows what she is truly capable of. Danuta is like no other girl at that age she has seen things that no-one should ever have to experience but she has faced the tragedies in war torn Poland and many other countries as she fled from the Nazi's. But as always we are given enough background information about the characters therefore it is impossible to stop reading until I get to the last page to see what happens to each of the occupants of Beach View.
Why I love Ellie Dean as an author she has a gift of showing the readers the scenes she paints using words, as a reader I can see through her words what the devastation and heartache people faced in a daily way throughout the Second World War. She also has a gift of giving us characters which will touch the reader so much that personally for me I cannot wait until I get the next book for myself to see what is happening within the walls of Beach View Boarding House.
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I was so sad to hear of the death of Annie Groves and was looking for an author in a similar vein who writes strong female characters and who does their homework regarding the home front during WW2.

I wasn't disappointed (although I do wish that the publishers would do a little research on the uniforms and styling of WW2..the cover photo is dire!)and I do hope it's not the last we hear from Beach View guesthouse and it's residents.

I think Ellie Dean has a very nice writing style, and captures the spirit of the era beautifully.
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I brought this book not realizing that it was the second in a series of beach view so when I started to read it I began to recognise some of the character's.
It's a really good book once I started I didn't want to put it down.
The story's brilliant and made me cry at times.
I'm just about to buy the third book so can't wait to carry on with the story.
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5 Stars for this book as once again a very good read. An extremely difficult book to put down for any length of time.
To have the books in a definite chronological order would be of great benefit.
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Brilliant yet again, I've read all of the Beach View series and loved all of them. Oh to be sitting in Peggys kitchen, with a cup of tea and Grandma Finch sitting by the range. If you like stories set during the 2nd world war you'll love this! Ellie Dean has the knack of creating the atmosphere of war time, to the point that I felt the rumble of the air craft and could almost taste the dust in the air from the bombed out buildings. Can't wait for another in the series.
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My understanding is that this is the second book in the series and just as good as the first. Full of different characters the main one being Polly Brown who has to make a difficult decision to send her 5 year old daughter to Canada with her mother and sister to stay with relatives for the duration of the war while Polly who is a nurse looks after her sick husband. Polly has managed to secure a nursing position at the hospital in Cliffehaven where her husband is hospitalised and is badly wounded.

Polly stays with Peggy at Beach View boarding and makes many friends including Danuta a your Polish girl who has had more than her fair share of tragedy and has a secret of her own.

A very good book and can't recommend enough
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Having recently discovered Ellis Dean I have to say that I really do enjoy her books, set during WW 2 her family sagas are an escape into another time. She draws you into the story and makes you feel part of the family.I am in the process of reading all the Beach View books and hope Ellis keeps writing. Definitely worth 5 stars, superb!!
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