Love and Marriage at Harpers by Rosie Clarke #WelcometoHarpersEmporium2 #BookReview #BoldwoodBooks #NetGalley #5*


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London, 1913.

The shop girls of Harpers Emporium on Oxford Street are happy in their work and their lives are moving on at quite a pace.

United by the suffragette cause and now living under one roof, some will find love and marriage whilst others experience heartache and

Harpers is the bond that holds them together, bringing strength through hardship and pain and friendship and love.


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A Superb Read!      stars 5


Exactly what I expected from this talented author: a wonderful second book in series!

Life at Harpers department store is busier than ever, and our four women are kept on their toes all day long. Now that they are sharing a home, their friendships are sealed and life is moving on for all of them . . .

I love Rosie Clarke’s series’; I adored The Women of Mulberry Lane and, as I settled in to read this second book I realised that I cherish the characters in Harpers every bit as much. Each one is skilfully crafted, all with completely separate identities and yet they meld together beautifully. As time moves on, it’s only natural that love and marriage will enter the equation but there is so much more to this book. Each woman’s life is different to the other, and the author doesn’t shy away from including the realities of life in the period setting. If ever women should be grateful to the Suffragist Movement, then this book will bring home exactly how much they could NOT do for themselves and how important using our vote is. With the story moving along at a scudding pace, there is also plenty of scope for a third novel and I find myself looking forward to it already. A superb read, as always, fully earning all five sparkling stars!

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: historical women’s fiction
  • Format: ebook, audiobook
  • Size: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Boldwood
  • Publication Date: 3 March 2020
  • Links: Goodreads
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