Written by Lesley Eames
1920’s London. This is a heart-warming story of friendship, loyalty, courage and love.
Dismissed without references when their employer’s valuable necklace goes missing, friends Ruth, Lydia, Jenny and Grace try to rebuild their lives far from home in London.
A surprise financial inheritance and gift of a beautiful silver Rolls Royce leads them to set up in business as female chauffeurs and the Silver Ladies of London is born.
But driving is a man’s world and the girls face a future fraught with constant challenges.
Soon their business; romances and even their friendship come under threat.
Can the Silver Ladies overcome their struggles and find love, success and happiness?
Beautifully Written Period Family Saga!
I’ve been waiting to read this for quite some time; just needed a little gap in my tbr and I have to say it was well worth waiting for!
Ruth, Lydia, Jenny and Grace are four young women who have become friends through working and living together; but it comes as a shock when they are all dismissed, albeit unfairly, on the same day. With very little chance of finding further employment in the small town of Ruston, they decide to head off to London in the hope of improving their lot in life, with the help of an unexpected inheritance one of them is astonished to receive.
A beautifully written and warm-hearted novel, this is a really enjoyable saga encompassing not only the four girls but also their extended family and the acquaintances they make in the capital city. With several strong story lines, there is plenty happening to keep the reader glued to the page – I certainly was! Lots of details about the period make this quite mesmerising; not only what is going on in London at that time, but also about general life, the class system, fashion and so much more. Throw in a bit of mystery and it all adds up to a super 5* read – and one I’m very happy to recommend! I’m also putting Lesley Eames on my list of ‘must-read’ authors.
I purchased this book for myself. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: period family saga
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 530 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 1 July 2018
- Purchase Links: Google Play
- Barnes & Noble
- W. H. Smith
Meet the Author
Winner of awards such as the Festival of Romance New Talent Award and the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Elizabeth Goudge Cup, Lesley Eames writes 1920’s sagas as well as short stories for the women’s magazine market. She is also a creative writing tutor, mentor and editor. Based in Hertfordshire, UK, Lesley loves working from home because she can share the adventures of her characters while wearing slippers and drinking copious cups of tea.