London's women are ready to fight to the last for a brighter future... The sixth irresistible and nostalgic novel in the Lavender Road series about the resilient residents of a south London street at the end of the Second World War.
VICTORY GIRLS is the sixth poignant saga in Helen Carey's much-loved Lavender Road series, set in south London during the Second World War. Not to be missed by readers of Katie Flynn, Annie Murray and Lilian Harry. Praise for the Lavender Road novels: 'Funny, poignant, emotional and unputdownable' London Evening Standard
August 1944. Allied troops are fighting their way across Europe. But rocket attacks on London are a chilling reminder that the war is far from over.
Helen knows all too well how dangerous it is in war-torn France. But it's a long-time since she heard from her French fiance, Andre, and nothing is going to stop her going back to track him down, before he is lost to her forever.
Her friend Molly is finding it hard to stop thinking about the lovely Canadian pilot she met while nursing overseas, and the future she might have had, if only she had been good enough for him. Now Molly is back in London, determined to discover the truth about the mother who gave her up for adoption when she was four years old.
Victory may be just round the corner, but the fighting is far from over for the women of Lavender Road.
Praise for previous Helen Carey novels: 'Written with a lightness of touch, an emotional integrity and an historical accuracy which has brought her respect from critics and readers alike'
A tale of ordinary people living extraordinary lives - Inside Soap
One of the best books I've read in a long time. I laughed and cried and didn't want it to end
Helen Carey was born in Oxford and lived in London for many years. Before she began writing she had a range of jobs, including tour guide, army officer and management consultant. Her Lavender Road novels were inspired by a chance encounter with a neighbour who showed her the sites of the air-raid shelters on Clapham Common. She now lives in Wales with her husband and their two dogs.