After the sorrows of war, can Christmas wishes come true?
Manchester, 1922. Nancy Pike is out of her depth. A pupil at the Miss Heskeths' school for surplus girls, she's blundering through her lessons and her job placements. She never wanted to leave her beloved pie-shop job, but she knows she needs to better herself. Her only joy is getting to know the children at St Anthony's orphanage. And working for Mr Zachary Milner twice a week.
Zachary's new business is off to a flying start. Alone in the world since the death of his brother, he's determined to do well for the both of them. And Nancy's presence has brought a little sunshine back into his life. But when she makes a terrible mistake that puts his livelihood in jeopardy, he has no choice but to let her go.
As Nancy struggles to find a way to make it up to him, she must also try to make this Christmas the best the orphans have ever seen - or risk losing yet another chance to help her family. As she battles the prejudices around her, and her own fear, can she bring a little Christmas cheer to the orphanage, and maybe even to Zachary Milner?
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Wow loved the third book in this series. Love the book follows the girls in each book and feel like you are with them If you love family saga and war books rolled into one you will love this Can't wait for the next in the series
Book Three in the Surplus girls. Manchester 1922 September, Nancy Pike celebrates her nineteenth birthday and is happy in her job in Turner's pie shop but her Pa thinks she can better herself and enters her into a business night school at the Chorlton office in Wilton Close with Miss Patience and Miss Hesketh to train to do office work, she is the right age to become a Surplus Girl, and becoming a pupil-lodger installed in the old box room, she gives up her job in the pie shop after been accepted a position at St Anthony Orphanage as an office junior, oh she has come up in the world but its more money to be sent home. And so Nancy's story begins and I loved every wholesome moment it's such a joy to read. This book is not just for Christmas and I highly recommend it to my booklovers out there, this series is turning into a remarkable collection of our Surplus Girl's the author has the magic touch to draw you into every chapter. 5***** from me.