The struggles of war will build the strongest of friendships…
1940, Liverpool: Best friends Alice Turner and Millie Markham work for the war effort at Rootes munitions factory, making shell caps and Halifax bombers. Alice’s sweetheart Terry is home from the front for a brief period of leave, and the women are excitedly planning a whirlwind wedding.
But the honeymoon is soon over, and the ever-present air raid sirens quickly bring Alice back down to earth. When a terrible explosion at the factory leads to a tragic death, and a loved one is announced missing in action, it’s only their friendship and the support of the other factory girls which help to keep Alice and Millie’s spirits up.
As the war stretches on with no sign of an ending, can Alice and Millie help one another make it through – and find happiness even in the darkest of times?
I loved the authors other trilogy which is also set in Liverpool so couldn’t wait to read her latest book. As with her others, it didn’t disappoint.
Set during war time, you really get a feel of what life was like back then with the rationing as well as having loved ones so far away.
The friendship between Alice and Millie was so heart warming. They’ve been friends for such a long time and was good that both had each other to help with their men being miles away.
For Alice especially it is hard as her and Terry just got married before he was sent away with the army. Not the greatest of starts to married life. On top of that she is hit with varying other life issues which leaves her under pressure to try and do whats best for her and her family.
The Factory Girls of Lark Lane transports the reader back in time for an emotive and gripping read. As with all the other authors books, from picking it up I literally could not put it down. A story very much about family and friends and doing the best with what life throws at you. If you haven’t read any of this authors books yet then you are really missing out. Highly recommended.
My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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ABOUT PAM HOWES
Pam is a retired interior designer, mum to three daughters, grandma to seven assorted grandchildren and roadie to her musician partner.
The inspiration for Pam’s first novel came from her teenage years, working in a record store, and hanging around with musicians who frequented the business. The first novel evolved into a series about a fictional band The Raiders. She is a fan of sixties music and it’s this love that compelled her to begin writing.
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