Book Review#15: Crossing The Lines by Laura Wilkinson


Yorkshire, 1983. Miner’s wife Mandy Walker lives a quiet life. She’s hopeless at everything apart from looking after her boys and baking. Life is fine. But she knows it could be better. Her husband’s a drinker, and her best friend Ruth is busy with a teaching career. Mandy dreams of a different life – an impossible, unachievable life. Only Ruth’s husband Dan believes in her but, after serving during the Falklands war, he has problems of his own.

When the men come out on strike, Mandy joins a support group. She finds friends and strength in surprising places. And secrets and enemies where she least expected them.

Mandy must decide which side of the line to stand on.


#crossingtheline by #laurawilkinson is a warm-hearted and perceptive novel about the life of Miner’s family during miner’s strike of 1983/5. It’s. A tale of young lady who’s a miner’s wife and a mother of four children, Laura beautifully pendown the difficult and hard lives of the Miner’s and how their wives cope up with the situations at the time of the strikes. The main character of this book is Mandy Walker. Mandy with the help of her friends gradually learned things and enhanced her character to support her family in difficult days. A character developing guide in form of a story character will lead you in to lighting in your dark days.


I received this e-book from @accentpress in exchange of an honest review. TBH I love how gradually the main character Mandy who’s such a realistic character and such a believible one, you’ll love how by the time she grew herself stronger for the sake of her family with the help of her friend Ruth, who’s a strong character from the beginning and a tricky one as she knows who to get her things whenever she want, and you’ll be amazed by her transformation by the end of this book, like I was. Mandy’s mother Doreen who’s the support system of her daughter. And we can’t forget Ethel the fearsome woman of this novel who gives way to success to Mandy. This book is well written and well researched with popping up character’s, a gripping book that will hook you up till the very end.

This book is took some time to get along as the story proceed because I feel that chapters are missing some parts but it makes sense as I proceed further,it’s moderate pace novel with a little bit humor and much learning facts. A book that’ll take you into 80’s and if you’re from the 80’s then it’ll make you relieve your days.



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