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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!
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What readers are saying about the Lark Lane series: ‘Absolutely brilliant… I would give it more than 5 stars if I could.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Oh what a corker… Fantastic… I am flabbergasted… The Factory Girls of Lark Lane literally moved me to tears, filled my arms with goosebumps… Truly spell-binding… Historical fiction at its finest.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars
‘An emotive and gripping read… I literally could not put it down… Highly recommended.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Heart-warming and heartbreaking… It’s safe to say Pam has worked a blinder with this book, have some tissues at the ready and get yourself stuck in… This book is written beautifully and is really difficult to put down once you start it… A first-class read.’ I Love Reading, 5 stars
‘I absolutely loved it!... It grips you from the first page… Highly recommended, so clear your diaries and stock up on tissues, you are in for a real treat!’ Waggy Tales Dog Blog, 5 stars
‘What a brilliant read!... Alice is such a great, well written character.’ Booking Good Read, 5 stars
‘Absolutely loved this book… I devoured it in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I fell in love with this story from the get go… It was perfect… Heartwarming, heart-breaking, emotional and filled with plenty of hope… A real page turner, fast paced, easy to read, addictive and brilliant!... A story that will stay in my heart. Highly recommended. A well deserved five stars.’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars
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‘I loved this book. I am a big fan of Pam Howes… Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Utterly captivating… A truly heart-warming read of friendship, love and hope… Wonderful.’ Robin Loves Reading, 5 stars
‘Beautifully written… An unputdownable story that I devoured and didn’t want to end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A book full of love, friendship, family and a general feeling of ‘pulling together’ as a community… I loved this book… Would highly recommend this book!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars