Dark Days for the Tobacco Girls by Lizzie Lane #BookReview #TobaccoGirls2 #BlogTour #BoldwoodBooks #Rachel’sRandomResources #NetGalley #4.5*

Nothing will stop the The Tobacco Girls not even war…


The Tobacco Girls cling together as they realise that the clouds of war are turning dark, the world is becoming more dangerous and their lives more unpredictable.

Bridget Milligan’s big, happy family fragments when her siblings are evacuated to North Devon, then a letter from America further fills her with dismay.

Maisie Miles safe haven from both Eddie Bridgeman and her father is jeopardised and she is forced to move on, but where too this time?

Phyllis Mason is struck down by tragedy and her life spirals downwards into despair until a new horizons beckons, but also perhaps great danger…

Regardless of the rationing, shortages and an ever-worsening situation, The Tobacco Girls all pull together and hope for better days to come.

Interesting & Exciting!

I really enjoyed the first in this series, so jumped at the chance to read and review the second, which I loved just as much!

Things are changing for all three young women; Bridget isn’t the only one finding her home too quiet as her younger siblings are evacuated to the country. Maisie has been happily ensconced successfully hidden from both her father and Eddie Bridgeman but when it’s no longer safe from them she has to move elsewhere, whilst Phyllis finds married life isn’t all it’s cut out to be and happiness eludes her. As wartime restrictions begin to bite, they must stick together and offer support to each other.

Another fine read in this wonderful series! I love the characters, the setting and admire how skilfully the author weaves the stories of all three women – and more – together. Things have moved on since the first book and it all makes for a very enjoyable read. I’m very fond of wartime domestic sagas and this one has enough differences to set it apart from the rest. Both interesting and exciting, this is one I’m happy to recommend and give it 4.5*.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: historical women’s fiction, WWII

Author Details

Lizzie Lane is the author of over 50 books, a number of which have been bestsellers. She was born and bred in Bristol where many of her family worked in the cigarette and cigar factories. This has inspired her new saga series for Boldwood The Tobacco Girls, the first part of which was published in January 2021 with the second following in June 2021.

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