Review: Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner

In this follow up to her incredible debut THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY, Natalie Jenner delivers a heartfelt story about the importance of friendship, the strength of love and the impact of the written word. 

There is so much warmth and comfort in Jenner’s writing. Her characters are written with such depth, I found myself swept into their lives with ease. Vivien, Grace and Evie have all led very different lives, but when they come together as colleagues at the primarily male-dominated Bloomsbury Books, they find that working together is the best way to ensure their voices (and their ideas) are not only heard, but taken seriously.

BLOOMSBURY GIRLS is set in post-WW2 London and the city is as much a character as the people. The description of the settings are so vivid and detailed, readers really feel transported to another time and place. I also really loved the cameos from some of the greatest female writers of that time. 

While this isn’t exactly a sequel, I would definitely recommend that you read Jenner’s first novel before diving into this one. I can’t wait to see what she writes next.

I was lucky enough to read an advance copy (thank you St. Martin’s Press) but this book is now available at book sellers everywhere. Learn more about the author HERE.

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