[Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance)


  • Paperback
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  • Taking a Chance
  • Deborah Burrows
  • en
  • 27 November 2020
  • 9781742612836

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REVIEW ´ Taking a Chance READ ✓ FOOTHILLFLYINGCLUB.CO Å Deborah Burrows CHARACTERS Taking a Chance This historical romancecrime is set in Perth during the Second World War Nell is an Australian journo and uite the fashionable lady and Johnny is a captain with the American Press Corps who has a bit of a shady romantic pastJohnny's ex lover Lena Mitrovic has been convicted of the murder of caddish artist Rick Henzell Convinced of Lena's innocence Johnny ropes Nell in to. Taking a Chance is a historical crime mystery set in Perth Western Australia during the second world war Eleanor Nell Fitzgerald was fashion writer for Perth Newspaper until one day her boss ask her to cover the murder trial of Lena Mitrovic However during the trial of Lena Mitrovic Nell meets American War Correspond Johnny Horvath which changed her life forever Taking a Chance continues to follow the Nell and Johnny investigation into clearing Lena Mitrovic name intertwine with the blossoming romance between Nell and JohnnyTaking a Chance will highlight the blight for young orphan girls during the war era Also about the interaction between American Soldiers and young Australia girls and the problems that produce for all governmental authoritiesDue to food rations during the war years the readers of Taking a Chance will learn about how to make soap and shampoo Taking a Chance will help the readers to learn about how to become a investigated journalistTaking a Chance is the first book I have read of Deborah Burrows and I enjoyed the way she highlights to readers the way people lived in Perth during the war years Also I like the way Deborah Burrows brought her characters live for her readers I recommend this book

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REVIEW ´ Taking a Chance READ ✓ FOOTHILLFLYINGCLUB.CO Å Deborah Burrows CHARACTERS Taking a Chance Help him find the truth During their investigation they uncover a seedy and unsavoury side to wartime Perth British Australian and American servicemen are in the city looking to have a good time and many of the local girls are seeking excitement and romance What they find is less wholesome Some of these young girls fall into prostitution and become Lost GirlsNell hopes to. For some reason I had expected that the characters from A Stranger in My Street Deborah Burrows debut novel would reappear in Taking a Chance instead the author introduces two new protagonists at the center of another mystery in wartime Perth AustraliaIn Taking a Chance twenty four year old journalist Eleanor Nell Fitzgerald reluctantly becomes involved with a convalescing American war time correspondent s crusade to prove a woman tried and convicted for her lover s murder innocent Captain Johnny Horvath is charming handsome and persuasive and Nell with ambitions of using her degree in English Literature for than penning an admittedly popular fashion advice column agrees to assist him with his investigationProving Lena Mitrovic innocent forms the bulk of the mystery plot as Nell and Johnny investigate the victims life looking for evidence that could exonerate the woman As they follow a trail of heartbreak jealousy and greed in the artist s commune where Lena and her lover lived they encounter small town bullies a woman crazed by grief and uncover a story of four missing young girlsFor me the most fascinating part of the story is Burrows expose of the less desirable result of US servicemen flooding into Perth Young naive women thrilled by the attentions of the exotic cashed up visitors and swept away by the idea of wartime romance were vulnerable to exploitation The lucky ones found themselves married to someone they barely knew the unlucky found themselves left behind humiliated with their reputation in tatters the very unlucky became Lost Girls tricked or forced into prostitution The plight of these young girls becomes part of Johnny and Nell s investigation when clues point to two of the missing girls from Lena s community being involved in the murder and becomes of personal interest to Nell when she and Johnny rescue fourteen year old orphan Eve from a couple of drunk and belligerent sailorsI really liked the way in which Burrows developed the relationship between Nell and Johnny she allows it to evolve uite naturally despite the intensity of their situation and Johnny s imminent return to active service Nell is determined to ignore her growing attraction to Johnny who has a reputation as a bit of a cad She expects to marry her long time boyfriend a lawyer when he returns from his wartime secondment but finds it increasingly difficult to resist Johnny s charm Nell is worried that taking a chance on Johnny s affections being true will leave her another heartbroken and humiliated statisticJust as in A Stranger in My Street I really enjoyed the blend of mystery and romance in Taking A Chance I loved revisiting wartime Perth my hometown and was once again impressed by the author s ability to seamlessly integrate the historical detail of time and place With all of that combined with strong characterisation and a well crafted plot I can only recommend you take a chance on this entertaining and engaging novel

CHARACTERS Taking a Chance

REVIEW ´ Taking a Chance READ ✓ FOOTHILLFLYINGCLUB.CO Å Deborah Burrows CHARACTERS Taking a Chance Improve conditions for these Lost Girls and for the women in Fremantle Gaol Johnny hopes to find the true killer of Rick Henzell The chemistry between the two main characters is immediate They are both attractive witty sassy and willing to throw themselves into the fray But Nell is engaged to an Australian lawyer and suspicious of Johnny's reputation As well she might be. I really liked this book 45 stars It was a fascinating excursion into an exciting time in Australia s past Nell is a fashion and beauty journo who gets involved in solving a murder mystery with a handsome American war correspondent I enjoyed the mystery aspect and I didn t guess whodunnit I thought that the romance was sweet and I loved the descriptions of the fashion of the time One reviewer hated this each to her own I guess Some women just don t like fashion but Nell IS a fashion journo after all I m fascinated by the 1940s and Australia at war and by the lives of the women who held the homefront together


10 thoughts on “[Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance)

  1. says: READ ✓ FOOTHILLFLYINGCLUB.CO Å Deborah Burrows Deborah Burrows Å 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS Taking a Chance

    CHARACTERS Taking a Chance READ ✓ FOOTHILLFLYINGCLUB.CO Å Deborah Burrows Deborah Burrows Å 1 REVIEW Taking a Chance is a historical crime mystery set in Perth Western Australia during the second world war Eleanor Nell Fitzgerald was fashion writer for Perth Newspaper until one day her boss ask her to cover the murder trial of Lena Mitrovic However during the trial of Lena Mitrovic Nell meets American War Correspond Johnny Horvath which changed her life forever Taking a Chance continues to follow the Nell and Johnny inv

  2. says: Deborah Burrows Å 1 REVIEW READ ✓ FOOTHILLFLYINGCLUB.CO Å Deborah Burrows CHARACTERS Taking a Chance

    [Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance) CHARACTERS Taking a Chance Four and a half starsI read A Stranger in my Street the first book by Deborah Burrows and really enjoyed it That is why I was attracted to this book The time is 1943 Nell Fitzgerald is unofficially engaged to Rob who is away with the war Nell writes a fashion column for the newspaper But she has ambition As a last resor

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    Deborah Burrows Å 1 REVIEW [Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance) 45 starsTaking a chance is Deborah Burrows second novel set in Perth Australia during wartime featuring an intriguing crime element It’s the 1940′s and Nell Fitzgerald is an aspiring journalist currently working on a fashion column for The Marvel Nell’s uite content with life writing her column and awaiting the ret

  4. says: Deborah Burrows Å 1 REVIEW [Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance)

    [Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance) Deborah Burrows Å 1 REVIEW READ ✓ FOOTHILLFLYINGCLUB.CO Å Deborah Burrows Last year I read and reviewed Deborah Burrows' debut novel A Stranger in My Street There were numerous things that I enjoyed about the book not the least of which was the fact that it was set in my home town of Perth during WWII Once again Bur

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    [Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance) CHARACTERS Taking a Chance 35 stars I enjoyed this book but to me it seemed to be trying to be both murder mystery and romance and doing n

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    CHARACTERS Taking a Chance [Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance) Deborah Burrows Å 1 REVIEW For some reason I had expected that the characters from A Stranger in My Street Deborah Burrows debut novel would reappear in Taking a Chance instead the author introduces two new protagonists at the center of another mystery in wartime Perth

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    CHARACTERS Taking a Chance [Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance) Deborah Burrows Å 1 REVIEW A wonderful historical look at wartime Perth and the influx of American servicemen A very enjoyable storyline with a bit of intrigue murder mystery and of course loveI particularly enjoyed the developing relationship between Johnny and Nell and especially Nell's constant bantering with herself over how it would never work What can I say about Aunty May such a wise perceptive and caring woman Everyone needs an Aunty May

  8. says: CHARACTERS Taking a Chance READ ✓ FOOTHILLFLYINGCLUB.CO Å Deborah Burrows Deborah Burrows Å 1 REVIEW

    [Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance) It is 1943 in Perth Australia and Eleanor “Nell” Fitzgerald is a journalist working for a local rag She primarily writes the women’s page providing helpful fashion advice and frugal ways to repurpose old hats in this time of rationing where money for luxuries is almost non existent She plans to marry her lawyer boyfriend as soon as he

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    [Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance) Deborah Burrows Å 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS Taking a Chance I really liked this book 45 stars It was a fascinating excursion into an exciting time in Australia's past Nell is a fashion and beauty journo who gets involved in solving a murder mystery with a handsome American war correspondent I enjoyed the mystery aspect and I didn't guess 'whodunnit' I thought that the romance was s

  10. says: CHARACTERS Taking a Chance [Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance) READ ✓ FOOTHILLFLYINGCLUB.CO Å Deborah Burrows

    [Pdf Read] (Taking a Chance) An interesting look at life in Perth during the 1940's when the American's were here during the WWII Nice and easy to read but has lots of interesting characters Deborah researches the news papers from the time and other historical books about the period to add some historical relevance to fictional piece of work She even uotes some books and research material in the back of the book for those who are history buffs and want to

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