The war is over, but there’s heartbreak ahead…
Liverpool, 1945. As the war draws to a close, Alice and Terry Lomax are building a new life with their young daughter Cathy. After years away fighting, Terry is a stranger to his daughter and must work hard to win her trust and love.
Alice and old friend Sadie work in the haberdashery of Lewis’s department store, where bomb damage scars the walls and rationing is still in force. Yet Lewis’s remains open, a sign of strength in the midst of Liverpool’s post-war ruins.
Though memories of those lost in the war are fresh, Alice and Sadie look forward to the future. But then a tragic accident leaves Alice a widow, and the father of Sadie’s child – a man she hoped never to see again – is back in Liverpool…
With Alice struggling to start again alone, and Sadie desperate to protect her son, can these two shop girls overcome their troubles and keep their hopes alive – even with all the odds against them?
The Shop Girls of Lark Lane is a heart-wrenching family saga about the strength of friendship and the costs of war. If you love Nadine Dorries, Diney Costeloe and Kitty Neale, you won’t want to miss Pam Howes!
What readers are saying about The Shop Girls of Lark Lane:
‘What I love about this story is the bond of friendship and family… Another enthralling read… As usual with this author’s books, from picking it up, I never want to put it down until I’ve reached the last page… Even then, the characters stay with me… An unforgettable and engrossing read.’ By the Letter Book Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Absolutely brilliant, five-star read… Wonderful… Perfect for reading curled with by the fire… You will be hooked and won’t want to put this book down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Truly wonderful… Heart-warming… I loved following their story. I read this book in almost one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer
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‘Drew me right in… Love the people, the families, the drama, the friendships, romance… Highly recommend a large box of tissues for this… Emotional read.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘A wonderful read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars