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The Narrowboat Girls: a heartwarming story of friendship, struggle and falling in love

Rosie Archer

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Historical romance, Sagas

Nostalgic, heartwarming Second World War saga for fans of Daisy Styles and Elaine Everest

'One of the nation's favourite wartime saga writers ... warm and engrossing' Lancashire Evening Post

Spring 1944, and the war shows no sign of stopping. In Hampshire, Elsie is desperate for a new start after her husband leaves her. When her friend Izzy, herself planning an escape from her abusive boyfriend, tells her about the wartime jobs going for women on the canal boats, she jumps at the chance.

Their new boss, Dorothy, is kind and fair, but it's clear she has a secret of her own. Their crew is completed by Tolly, searching for a new vocation now that her dream job has been snatched away. The work is hard, but together they pitch in, and through shared ups and downs they forge close friendships that will see them through the darkest times.

What none of them could have predicted is just how much working on the canals will change their lives. Could it really be that what started as a means of escape will end up giving each of them everything they ever wanted?

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Praise for The Narrowboat Girls: a heartwarming story of friendship, struggle and falling in love

  • Archer brings to vivid life the tough war years ... expect plenty of passion, drama, tears and laughter - Lancashire Evening Post

  • A gripping story packed with darkness and light, love and friendship, greed and betrayal - Lancashire Evening Post on The Factory Girls

  • A nostalgic story packed with drama, tension, passion and the grim realities of life in wartime England - Lancashire Evening Post on The Munitions Girls

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Rosie Archer

Rosie Archer was born in Gosport, Hampshire, where she still lives. She has had a variety of jobs including waitress, fruit picker, barmaid, shop assistant and market trader selling second-hand books. Rosie is the author of several Second World War sagas set on the south coast of England, as well as a series of gangster sagas under the name June Hampson.

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