From the bestselling author of the Welcome to Harpers Emporium and The Mulberry Lane Series.
The Harpers Girls come face to face with the harsh reality of the cruelty of war.
Oxford Street, London 1915
Sally Harper quietly battles to keep Harpers afloat in the difficult days of the war, whilst husband Ben is working all hours for the War Office.
Beth Burrow is fighting concern for her husband Jack, now at sea with the Merchant Navy, and the fear she may never see him again and be blessed with a child.
Driven to exhaustion, Maggie Gibbs, is now working as a nursing assistant on the battlefields in France. With the everyday horrors of the casualties of war to contend with she suffers her own personal tragedy when her fiancé’s plane ditches in the sea.
Can the Harpers Girls and their loved ones survive the perils of war and find a path to future happiness?
A heart-warming saga following the lives, loves and losses of the Harpers Girls. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Pam Howes and Dilly Court.
Welcome to Harpers Emporium series
Book 1 – The Shop Girls at Harpers
Book 2 – Love and Marriage at Harpers
Book 3 – Rainy Days for the Harpers Girls
Book 4 – Harper’s Heroes
An Enthralling Tale!
Another great addition to this wonderful series and, as we are still in the midst of war by the end, I’m hoping for more to come!
With the men called to war in one capacity or another, the women are left to carry on holding the fort; Sally is running Harper’s single-handedly, Maggie has signed up for nursing, Beth is worrying about her husband in the Merchant Navy and Marion is looking after her family whilst longing for the time she can commit to Reggie. And on top of all this, they all find time to help in the war effort!
I’ve loved every single novel in this series; the characters are varied and interesting, the story lines both realistic and gripping. It’s lovely to be catching up with them all and finding out how their lives are affected by war, as well as being hooked by everything they’re getting up to. An exciting and enthralling tale, and one which I thoroughly enjoyed. My only criticism would be that the Americans used very British language which niggled at me a bit. A recommended read, and one I’m happy to give 4*.
My thanks to both the publisher for my copy and Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: women’s historical fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 357 pages
- Publisher: Boldwood Books
- Publication Date: 19 November 2020
- Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54104076
Rosie Clarke is a #1 bestselling saga writer whose most recent books include The Mulberry Lane series. She has written over 100 novels under different pseudonyms and is a RNA Award winner. She lives in Cambridgeshire.
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