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When there’s so much to be afraid of, can May help bring festive cheer to the Ops Room? After failing to help evacuee siblings whom she witnesses being separated, May wishes she’d had the confidence to speak up. When Jess suggests a pantomime to boost morale on the station, May is desperate to help – but is held back by her own insecurities. With her low self-esteem also aff When there’s so much to be afraid of, can May help bring festive cheer to the Ops Room? After failing to help evacuee siblings whom she witnesses being separated, May wishes she’d had the confidence to speak up. When Jess suggests a pantomime to boost morale on the station, May is desperate to help – but is held back by her own insecurities. With her low self-esteem also affecting her relationship with Squadron Leader Peter Travis, May is fed up with being her own worst enemy and decides to take charge of her destiny. But the past she ran from, plus a crisis with one of the evacuees, throw May into the midst of a drama that will test all of her newfound confidence. May, Jess and Evie must work together once again to help each other through the challenges of war and of their own hearts.


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When there’s so much to be afraid of, can May help bring festive cheer to the Ops Room? After failing to help evacuee siblings whom she witnesses being separated, May wishes she’d had the confidence to speak up. When Jess suggests a pantomime to boost morale on the station, May is desperate to help – but is held back by her own insecurities. With her low self-esteem also aff When there’s so much to be afraid of, can May help bring festive cheer to the Ops Room? After failing to help evacuee siblings whom she witnesses being separated, May wishes she’d had the confidence to speak up. When Jess suggests a pantomime to boost morale on the station, May is desperate to help – but is held back by her own insecurities. With her low self-esteem also affecting her relationship with Squadron Leader Peter Travis, May is fed up with being her own worst enemy and decides to take charge of her destiny. But the past she ran from, plus a crisis with one of the evacuees, throw May into the midst of a drama that will test all of her newfound confidence. May, Jess and Evie must work together once again to help each other through the challenges of war and of their own hearts.

30 review for Christmas with the Ops Room Girls

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie DeMoss

    Christmas With The Ops Room Girls is the second in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force series by Vicki Beeby. May, a member of the WAAF during World War II, witnesses two evacuee children being separated and feels powerless to do anything. Meanwhile, Jess has volunteered her to play Prince Charming in a Christmas Pantomime. She is also getting uncomfortably close to Peter while dealing with memories from her past. She struggles to find the confidence and strength to handle all of these developments. Christmas With The Ops Room Girls is the second in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force series by Vicki Beeby. May, a member of the WAAF during World War II, witnesses two evacuee children being separated and feels powerless to do anything. Meanwhile, Jess has volunteered her to play Prince Charming in a Christmas Pantomime. She is also getting uncomfortably close to Peter while dealing with memories from her past. She struggles to find the confidence and strength to handle all of these developments. This book can be read separately, but characters from the first book show up midway through, so reading the first book would be helpful. This isn't quite a cozy mystery, but there are mysteries to be solved and a slight crime subplot. Overall, I found this book to be heartwarming and fun, and I would definitely recommend this series. I received a free copy of this book from Canelo and Netgalley. My review is voluntary.

  2. 5 out of 5

    booklover BEV

    Second book from The Ops Room Girls A beautiful enchanting story May Lidford an aircraftwoman stationed in the RAF in Amberton, when she sees a group of children gathering, Evacuees, when a little girl holding her brothers hand catches her eye, Peggy and Davey Hardy from Coventry, and were been split up. May felt heartful sorry for them but only been a WAFF she had no say in the matter. Along with her friend Jess Halloway working together in the operations room she Missed Evie who had taking a tra Second book from The Ops Room Girls A beautiful enchanting story May Lidford an aircraftwoman stationed in the RAF in Amberton, when she sees a group of children gathering, Evacuees, when a little girl holding her brothers hand catches her eye, Peggy and Davey Hardy from Coventry, and were been split up. May felt heartful sorry for them but only been a WAFF she had no say in the matter. Along with her friend Jess Halloway working together in the operations room she Missed Evie who had taking a transfer to Bawdsey Manor in suffolk. the little girl Peggy never left her thoughs and hoped that Mrs Evans was treating her right. even the handsome Peter Travis letter didnt cheer her up she didnt want to get committed to a relationship. A pantomime is been rehearsed in the village hall ready for christmas day and the children are all included to do their part. this is a good time to keep her eye on Peggy. Throughout this book the author draws you into the characters. its a wonderful read that I enjoyed with a seasonal beautiful ending.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jeanie

    NetGalley Member Review Cover Image: Christmas with the Ops Room Girls Christmas with the Ops Room Girls by Vicki Beeby Pub Date: 24 Sep 2020 Review by jeanie m, Reviewer Last updated on 20 Aug 2020 My Recommendation With thanks to netgalley for an early copy in return for an honest review. Was utterly fantastic to be back with jess and Amy and the evacuees there was so much more going on in the village as well a truly magical fantastic read. Don't forget! Come back to your Review on the pub date, 24 Sep 2 NetGalley Member Review Cover Image: Christmas with the Ops Room Girls Christmas with the Ops Room Girls by Vicki Beeby Pub Date: 24 Sep 2020 Review by jeanie m, Reviewer Last updated on 20 Aug 2020 My Recommendation With thanks to netgalley for an early copy in return for an honest review. Was utterly fantastic to be back with jess and Amy and the evacuees there was so much more going on in the village as well a truly magical fantastic read. Don't forget! Come back to your Review on the pub date, 24 Sep 2020, to post to these retailers.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    Having loved the first book i was so looking forward to reading of how May,Evie and Jess are getting on in the WAAF.Evie has gone to do officer training so May and Jess get together after shift or on days off.Evacuee children arrive in the village and to make them feel welcome jess comes up with a plan to put on a panto to cheer them up,when may recieves a letter from home it changes her.I have loved this book as i feel i know the girls.5*

  5. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

    This is the second book featuring the girls in the WAAF. Having really enjoyed the first one I was delighted to get hold of this one. One of the previous characters only has a peripheral part in this one, having moved on to officer training. Jess & May continue at the base. They are both upset to see brother & sister evacuees being separated, especially as the girl is stuck with the unpleasant draper's shop owner. In an attempt to cheer the children up she decided that putting on a pantomime & i This is the second book featuring the girls in the WAAF. Having really enjoyed the first one I was delighted to get hold of this one. One of the previous characters only has a peripheral part in this one, having moved on to officer training. Jess & May continue at the base. They are both upset to see brother & sister evacuees being separated, especially as the girl is stuck with the unpleasant draper's shop owner. In an attempt to cheer the children up she decided that putting on a pantomime & including them would be a great idea. Somehow shy May ends up persuaded to play Prince Charming- well she did want to be more assertive! This is a heart-warming story, it includes real historical events as well as the fiction of the base. I enjoyed it & would like to thank Netgalley & the publisher for letting me read & review this book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jewels

    As usual in my reviews I won't rehash the plot - plenty of other reviews like that out there if that is what you are looking for! This is the second book I've read in the "Ops Room Girls" series. As with the first, I enjoyed this book - I like the author's style and there were several layers to the plot. There's a nice mix of characters from the previous book - who we get to know in more depth - plus plenty of new characters. The plot is laced with references to actual events from WWII, which enh As usual in my reviews I won't rehash the plot - plenty of other reviews like that out there if that is what you are looking for! This is the second book I've read in the "Ops Room Girls" series. As with the first, I enjoyed this book - I like the author's style and there were several layers to the plot. There's a nice mix of characters from the previous book - who we get to know in more depth - plus plenty of new characters. The plot is laced with references to actual events from WWII, which enhances the atmosphere of the book. This is a nice easy read, mixing elements of friendship, romance and history, and peopled by believable characters. I will happily read more in this series. My thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for an ARC. All opinions my own.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Marea

    This is the second book in the series about the ladies who served in WW2 in England focusing on a selected few in the WAAF. May is the main character in this book as the last one in the series was more focused on Evie. May is from Birmingham and grew up in a household where the women were treated like crap and the men ruled the house. Serving was her chance of breaking away physically but sadly mentally there was a long road ahead. Also in the book is Jess and May’s beloved disabled flyboy Squadr This is the second book in the series about the ladies who served in WW2 in England focusing on a selected few in the WAAF. May is the main character in this book as the last one in the series was more focused on Evie. May is from Birmingham and grew up in a household where the women were treated like crap and the men ruled the house. Serving was her chance of breaking away physically but sadly mentally there was a long road ahead. Also in the book is Jess and May’s beloved disabled flyboy Squadron Leader Peter Travis. When children arrive in the town from the towns and villages that have been bombed, May immediately notices 2 of them, Peggy and Davey. While they should be together, they are sadly put in 2 very different homes. Davey is lucky and placed in the Bowes home where there is lots of love and support and other boys to be with. Peggy is placed in the house of Mrs Evans, the village haberdasher (in the UK it is who sells small articles for sewing, dressmaking, knitting, etc..) who while popular and vocal in the village, she isn’t the greatest person at all. Which brings May to worry about Peggy and the way she is being treated. Jess wants to help May not only expose Mrs Evans but also in building a backbone and a voice to go with it. So she comes up with the idea of doing a Christmas pantomime production of Cinderella with May playing Prince Charming, local children (especially Peggy in it) and some of the Czech pilots who are trying to prove they are not the enemy. Will everything come together in the end and May stand up for herself not only in the town but also against her father and brothers? Or will she fall back into her old self and lose everything? Vicky Beeby just touched on some of the things that happened in the UK during this time, some were wonderful but others were not sadly. What she did write about many have forgotten or even never heard of. I could talk about this book more but that would mean I give away so much of the plot. While there are a few parts that drag, it is still a great book to read and one to add to your reading list. It doesn’t matter if it is during the holidays or not. I hope she continues the series and can’t wait for the next one to come out!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    This book is about the second character among the threesome working in the WAAF during WWII. May escaped from an unhappy family situation and joined the WAAF. We don't really know the full extent of her family until it is brought out in this book. She is currently working as a driver and has caught the eye of Flight Squadron leader Peter Travis and while she is attracted to him, she has such a low self esteem and an awareness of how downtrodden her own mother was that she is not even considering This book is about the second character among the threesome working in the WAAF during WWII. May escaped from an unhappy family situation and joined the WAAF. We don't really know the full extent of her family until it is brought out in this book. She is currently working as a driver and has caught the eye of Flight Squadron leader Peter Travis and while she is attracted to him, she has such a low self esteem and an awareness of how downtrodden her own mother was that she is not even considering marriage, ever! Peter is kind and gentle and is willing to take his time courting her. When May receives a letter from one of her brothers, she is reluctant to open it for fear she wlll be drawn back home and never escape. She carries the letter around with her until finally Peter suggests he read it for her to let her know what the contents might contain. With Christmas nearing, Jess suggests a pantomime might be a good distraction for the local community and by involving some of the Czech pilots, it might be a way to help the residents accept them for the hard work and dedication they are displaying. When May and Jess witness some small children from the London area standing at the railroad station waiting to be boarded with some of the local residents, they are dismayed to see a young girl reluctant to be separated from her younger brother, Davy. While Davy is assigned to go with a loving family, the girl is assigned to a unpleasant woman who owns the haberdashery store. May is determined to help her and done way of doing that is to involve her in the pantomime. With Jess's encouragement, May becomes much stronger that she has ever thought possible. The story continues with this theme in mind. The main focus of this book is May, her driving ability, her relationship with Peter, the young girl and her ability to gain an awareness of her own strength and self esteem.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kylie Dowers

    I enjoyed this a lot. I know Vicki got a three book deal. I look forward to the announcement of the next book. I know I'll like it. Very promising new author. I learned things I didn't know despite the many books I've read about the Wars. Vicki really did her research. I enjoyed reading about and learning of life on the WAAF and what the ops rooms duties involved, what the job was like ams it's many pressures. What different planes were flown by the pilots. What engines they had. What manoeuvres I enjoyed this a lot. I know Vicki got a three book deal. I look forward to the announcement of the next book. I know I'll like it. Very promising new author. I learned things I didn't know despite the many books I've read about the Wars. Vicki really did her research. I enjoyed reading about and learning of life on the WAAF and what the ops rooms duties involved, what the job was like ams it's many pressures. What different planes were flown by the pilots. What engines they had. What manoeuvres they used. The terminology. The things they had to do before they could engage the enemy. It was nice to have all that included. Other authors leave put all the details of the working and personal lives of the love interests of the female lead characters, which is a shame. I came to like May a lot. I'm fond of Evie and Jess. I suspect the next book will focus mainly on Jess, it's her turn. I enjoy books like these that don't reply solely on the romance. Though to keeps lemty of it in its is balanced out nicely with everything else. I don't know if you'll see the this Vicki, but, good luck and best wishes for the future, you deserve it!

  10. 4 out of 5

    emma (pagesofachilles)

    The ARC of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. #ChristmaswiththeOpsRoomGirls #NetGalley. This was exactly the kind of fun, lighthearted read I was looking for. Having already been familiar with these characters, there was a comfort in returning to their lives and this setting. The casual banter and conversations between May and Jess were entertaining to read, as was the general festivities mentioned. I particularly enjoyed reading about M The ARC of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. #ChristmaswiththeOpsRoomGirls #NetGalley. This was exactly the kind of fun, lighthearted read I was looking for. Having already been familiar with these characters, there was a comfort in returning to their lives and this setting. The casual banter and conversations between May and Jess were entertaining to read, as was the general festivities mentioned. I particularly enjoyed reading about May's character development, I expressed an interest in reading a book mainly from her perspective after reading the first instalment in this series and this didn't disappoint! I can only hope the next one will be from Jess' point of view, I would have liked a little more exploration into what Evie was up to, however, the small mentions and appearances from her were enough given that this was primarily May's book. Once again, a very entertaining and comforting read! Can't wait for the next one.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Deborah J Miles

    In this story, a group of evacuees from Coventry arrive in the village and are allocated billets. Some are lucky and have caring foster parents. Others are not so lucky. May becomes concerned about one in particular, Peggy, and promises to help her. Jess persuades May that they should put on a pantomime for the children and involve the Czech airmen to help improve relations between RAF Amberton and the village. The friends also decide to offer parts to the evacuees so that they can befriend Peggy In this story, a group of evacuees from Coventry arrive in the village and are allocated billets. Some are lucky and have caring foster parents. Others are not so lucky. May becomes concerned about one in particular, Peggy, and promises to help her. Jess persuades May that they should put on a pantomime for the children and involve the Czech airmen to help improve relations between RAF Amberton and the village. The friends also decide to offer parts to the evacuees so that they can befriend Peggy. Some of the locals are less than friendly, and in helping Peggy, May and Jess uncover some illegal activities in the village. This is an era I enjoy reading about, and the plot line certainly held my attention throughout, although I felt it was a little thin towards the end, leaving me with lots of unanswered questions. I enjoyed watching May's confidence grow as she took on a leading role in the pantomime, and then found inner strength to deal with issues that normally would have seen her bend to someone's will. Whilst part of a series, Christmas with the Ops Room Girls could easily be read as a standalone.

  12. 5 out of 5

    joyce brown

    Another Excellent book from Vicki Beeby. I did not think , after reading the Op Room Girls, that a sequel could match up to it. Well, this Christmas book did and actually superseded it. The author brings to life the characters and the reader feels their jobs as well as pains. It is a heart rending story of love and tribulations during war time. I could not put this book down. Now that 2 of the Op girls have found their true loves, I hope the author will write a third book to finish the happy end Another Excellent book from Vicki Beeby. I did not think , after reading the Op Room Girls, that a sequel could match up to it. Well, this Christmas book did and actually superseded it. The author brings to life the characters and the reader feels their jobs as well as pains. It is a heart rending story of love and tribulations during war time. I could not put this book down. Now that 2 of the Op girls have found their true loves, I hope the author will write a third book to finish the happy ending for all 3 girls. It would be great to see Jess and Milan get together and to see how all 3 girls get on as officers. Thank you Vicki Beeby, your books are riveting and told from the heart. I hope to read more from you.

  13. 5 out of 5

    The Book Club

    Christmas with the ops room girls is the second book in the women’s auxiliary Air Force series. This time the book is narrated in May’s perspective. After witnessing two evacuees children being separated she feels the urge of helping them, all this while getting pushed into playing Prince Charming into a pantomime and trying to deal with the pressure that comes from a loving relationship. Even in this book I’ve loved Vicky’s writing style and how she has kept the consistency of the plot’s pace. Christmas with the ops room girls is the second book in the women’s auxiliary Air Force series. This time the book is narrated in May’s perspective. After witnessing two evacuees children being separated she feels the urge of helping them, all this while getting pushed into playing Prince Charming into a pantomime and trying to deal with the pressure that comes from a loving relationship. Even in this book I’ve loved Vicky’s writing style and how she has kept the consistency of the plot’s pace. And moreover I enjoyed a lot the inclusiveness of mystery, romance and historical fiction in the story. For sure you won’t get bored, but you will end up the book with an heartwarming and uplifting spirit.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    This is book two of the Ops room girls and continues with more of the lives of Evie, Jess and May. Evie has gone off for Officer training and May and Jess decide to entertain the villagers and the evacuees with a Christmas pantomime. May is worried about Peggy a young girl from Coventry who has been sent to stay with Mrs Evans. Will May’s involvement with village affairs affect her chances of Officer training and even her chance of love with Peter. I highly recommend this book as it goes into mo This is book two of the Ops room girls and continues with more of the lives of Evie, Jess and May. Evie has gone off for Officer training and May and Jess decide to entertain the villagers and the evacuees with a Christmas pantomime. May is worried about Peggy a young girl from Coventry who has been sent to stay with Mrs Evans. Will May’s involvement with village affairs affect her chances of Officer training and even her chance of love with Peter. I highly recommend this book as it goes into more detail about May’s home life before she joined up.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lucy Dunphy

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. It was a great to catch up with The Ops Room Girls. I'm so glad this book was focused on May. She intrigued me during the previous book. I loved seeing her confidence soar and see her finally stand up for herself. There were times I was so angry at how things were going due to how damaged she was from her past and there were times I just wanted to hug her. This is a wonderful story of hope love and friendship during the Second I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. It was a great to catch up with The Ops Room Girls. I'm so glad this book was focused on May. She intrigued me during the previous book. I loved seeing her confidence soar and see her finally stand up for herself. There were times I was so angry at how things were going due to how damaged she was from her past and there were times I just wanted to hug her. This is a wonderful story of hope love and friendship during the Second World War. I really hope that there'll be a third book focusing on Jess.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rachael

    After reading the first book before this, The Ops Room Girls, I was so looking forward to reading this book and more so because its Christmas. I loved how the story follows straight on from the first one, with the same familiar characters and links to the previous story. I enjoyed the story line in this book and the determination, strength and courage that May shows. I was however a little disappointed that Evie wasn't in the story as much as the previous one as she was the main character, but th After reading the first book before this, The Ops Room Girls, I was so looking forward to reading this book and more so because its Christmas. I loved how the story follows straight on from the first one, with the same familiar characters and links to the previous story. I enjoyed the story line in this book and the determination, strength and courage that May shows. I was however a little disappointed that Evie wasn't in the story as much as the previous one as she was the main character, but this is to be expected as she left for officer training and this didn't impact the story. This was an enjoyable read and I would recommend the series to anyone.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Linda John

    Very refreshing read. The Ops Room Girls and the Christmas With the Ops Room Girls were two books that I really enjoyed reading. These are three young women that joined the WAAF during WWII and then became very close during their duties there and living together. These young women needed each other. If you enjoy historical fiction, then these are good reads by Vicki Beeby.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jan LaVigne

    The ops room girls. This a feel good book with a positive ending. I did get tired of how May needed constant encouragement. I wanted to say Toughen up Sally... I found the rationing of food and ration books interesting. The bravery of the pilot's and how the ops room handled all the planes coming and going was certainly nerve wracking. The ops room girls. This a feel good book with a positive ending. I did get tired of how May needed constant encouragement. I wanted to say Toughen up Sally... I found the rationing of food and ration books interesting. The bravery of the pilot's and how the ops room handled all the planes coming and going was certainly nerve wracking.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ann Shemeld

    A gripping read I fell in love with May and Jess and little Peggy. Lots of exciting events plus romance with the RAF Pilot Peter who convinced May how strong she is. Well researched encompassing the bombing of Coventry.Well worth reading.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Carol Rioux

    A very touching story! I loved this story! The story of May and her evolution to a strong woman was very touching. She over came adversity and with the help of her two female friends learned to embrace the strength within.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Judy G Spivey

    Evenin the middle of a war the Christmas spirit shines through. So well.Written you almost hear the planes flying over Alberton Base. The sequel to "The Ops Girls," continue as the three girls find their voices and roles as women of WWII. Evenin the middle of a war the Christmas spirit shines through. So well.Written you almost hear the planes flying over Alberton Base. The sequel to "The Ops Girls," continue as the three girls find their voices and roles as women of WWII.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lynne cairns

    Excellent read I couldn't put this book down it was every bit as good as the first . Laughter tears it has everything. I would certainly recommend these books. Brilliant. Can't wait for the next one . Excellent read I couldn't put this book down it was every bit as good as the first . Laughter tears it has everything. I would certainly recommend these books. Brilliant. Can't wait for the next one .

  23. 4 out of 5

    annette

    Annie Really enjoyed this book. Have read the first book and this was easy to follow because of that . The story really brought home what the war meant to the people and to the children that had to be evacuated.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Roger F. White

    A look into our world history. Easy and entertaining reading. A look at friendships, love, fear and personal growth. The characters are believable, you can hear the chatter as their lives unfold.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ted Andra

    Ted Heartwarming story of love and companionship. Well written with compassion and well developed characters. Especially the Beeby handled the growing maturity and independence of May.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Petra J Witowski

    Interesting follow up to the first book, I enjoyed finding out more about the characters and seeing how the story evolves further beyond the Battle of Britain. Looking forward to the third one when it is published later this year.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Linda Oleniuk

    This is the continuation of book 1 and really could not be a stand alone book. It follows the lives of 3 women in the Royal Air Force , their emotional development and determination. I love all the characters in this book, even the nasty ones. I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sealy

    I cannot wait for the 3rd book. I love all three of the main characters. A sweet and easy read that does not downplay the horrors of war.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Marlene Waldner

    Definitely feel good book. Deep friendships nourished in the chaos of WWII with pilots as 3 WAAF women with deepening friendships, learn to grow in courage and love.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine Williams

    Brilliant read

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