The Shop Girls of Harpers #BookReview #BoldwoodBooks #NetGalley

Written by Rosie Clarke


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1911 – The beginning of a brand new series for No1 bestselling author Rosie Clarke, Welcome to Harpers of Oxford Street.


When Sally, Beth, Margaret and Rachel meet at a job interview for the wonderful new store in Oxford Street they have no idea they will become lifelong friends.

When all four girls are lucky enough to be selected as sales staff their exciting new adventure begins.

Join them as they overcome heartbreak and grief, find love and happiness and remain united in their friendship, whatever life throws at them.


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A Promising Start!    Stars 4


A promising start to a new series which looks to be both evocative and fun!

Set in the pre-WWI period in Britain and beginning with interviews for staff at a new department store in London, we meet the main characters as they first meet each other whilst hoping they will be successful in finding work. As the four women take up their new positions, fledgling friendships begin to grow . . .

I love to read books set in and around both periods of war in the early 20th century, and this is very enjoyable in setting the scene for what I hope is several more stories. As women spread their wings and find more of a place in society, I’m always fascinated to learn all the small details of their everyday lives. With a stunning backdrop to this story, beautifully rounded characters provide the highs and lows of daily life, this author’s experience in spinning an enthralling tale shines through. I can tell this is a series I’m going to enjoy. I’ve read a few other novels in a similar vein as well as watching ‘Selfridges’ on tv, and am hoping for something a little different and surprising to come. Worth four stars, and a high recommendation!

My thanks to publisher Boldwood Books for my copy via NetGalley; all opinions are entirely my own and completely honest.


Tags: historical, women’s fiction
  • Format: ebook, paperback, audio
  • Size: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Boldwood Books
  • Publication Date: 3 December 2019
  • Purchase Links: Barnes & Noble
  •                                 Kobo
  •                                 amazon


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Author Bio


81bTAoFFBuL._SY200_I currently write as Rosie Clarke for Boldwood Books, a marvellous new company. My books will now be out in e-book, paperback, audio and large print all at publication!

I have written several books as Rosie Clarke including the Downstairs Maid and the Emma series. Lizzie’s Secret was a best seller and published on 1st April and Lizzie’s War followed on 1st September 2016. Lizzie’s Daughters was followed by the Mulberry Lane series.

A lovely New Series begins on 3.12.19. This will begin with The shop Girls of Harpers and there will be at least six books in the series. This series begins in the early 20th century and continues through the twenties and perhaps beyond.

Do let us know what you think with reviews and tweets.

Also, good news for fans a Christmas at Mulberry Lane book will be out in 2020

Rosie Clarke is an established author who also writes under other names.

I would like to thank my many readers for the lovely reviews they’ve given my books on amazon.


Social Media


Twitter: @AnneHerries


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