The Factory Girls of Lark Lane is a heart-wrenching family saga about women in World War II, the strength of friendship and the power of hope
Can friendship get them through the struggles of war?
1940, Liverpool: Alice Turner and her best friend, 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. She's been in love with him since school, and the women are excitedly planning a whirlwind wedding.
But the honeymoon is soon over. Terry must go back to the dangers of Nazi-occupied France, 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, Millie receives devastating news, and a loved one is announced missing in action, the heartbreak of war is suddenly all too real.
Alice must believe Terry will make it home to keep up her strength. Her mother and Millie need all her support, and morale at the factory is at an all-time low.
Can Alice and Millie help one another make it through these dark times, even as the war stretches on with no sign of an ending?
The Factory Girls of Lark Lane is a heart-wrenching family saga about women in World War II, the strength of friendship, and hope. If you're a fan of Elaine Everest, Nancy Revell and Donna Douglas, you'll love Pam Howes!
What readers are saying about The Factory Girls of Lark Lane:
'Oh what a corker... Fantastic... I am flabbergasted... The Factory Girls of Lark Lane literally moved me to tears, filled my arms with goosebumps... Truly spell-binding... Historical fiction at its finest' The Writing Garnet, 5 stars
'An emotive and gripping read... I literally could not put it down... Highly recommended' By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars
'Heart-warming and heartbreaking... It's safe to say Pam has worked a blinder with this book, have some tissues at the ready and get yourself stuck in... This book is written beautifully and is really difficult to put down once you start it... A first-class read' I Love Reading, 5 stars
'A book full of love, friendship, family and a general feeling of 'pulling together' as a community... I loved this book... Would highly recommend this book!' Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars