The Home Front Girls

Susanna Bavin

The war is raging in Europe. These girls will do everything they can on the home front – but is a happy ever after possible in such dark and uncertain times?

Manchester, 1940: The minute war was declared, best friends Sally and Deborah volunteered for the home guard, willing to do anything to help their boys fighting overseas. An Auxiliary Fire Service girl by night, Sally ends up stationed at the salvage depot by day. Working amidst the scrap metal and waste paper, helping to make do and mend, isn’t quite the glamorous life in uniform she’d imagined! But she’s determined to do her best, and turn saucepans into Spitfires.

When Sally meets Andrew, a quiet carpenter with a heart-breaking smile who understands how important her work is, she finally feels as though her efforts to keep calm and carry on are making a difference. As love blossoms, Sally feels herself opening up to Andrew in a way she’d never imagined possible.

But then, just as Sally feels as hopeful as she can be in these times of war, a devastating air raid threatens everything she holds dear. As bombs rain down all over Manchester, deadly fires begin to destroy homes, and lives. With Andrew out rescuing families from the rubble, Sally rushes towards the plumes of smoke that fill the night sky. And is horrified to realise the very worst hit area has the salvage yard right at its heart.

Desperate to help in any way she can, Sally, with her fellow salvage girls by her side, sets to work. But what will they find when the smoke clears? Will Sally and Andrew get the happy ending they so deserve? Or will her one chance at true love be lost forever as the morning dawns…?

A completely gripping and heart-breaking romantic saga. Perfect for fans of Rosie Clarke, Nancy Revell and Lizzie Lane.

What readers are saying about The Home Front Girls:

‘This book is so so good I just could not put this down. Full of family, friendship and companionship, that will pull at all your heartstrings.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘What a joy to read this first book in a brand new series!… a delightful offering of friendship, love, duty, bravery and resilience… wonderful… very witty… made me smile throughout… I highly recommend.’ @the.bookjunction, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Very atmospheric… left me with a warm fuzzy feeling… A well deserved five star read from me.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A ‘couldn’t put it down‘ title!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What a lovely read… People will love this book and I can’t wait for Susanna’s next book. 5*.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This heart-warming story tells of how these young women put their differences aside for the sake of the war effort – and more… every page [is] rich in historical detail… immersive and completely believable.’ @JaneCable, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I absolutely loved… this book. I felt truly invested in [the characters’] stories and I can’t wait to read the next one.’ @stuck_in_the_book_loop, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘If you need cheering up and some unashamed escapism, this is perfect! This author is the queen of uplifting, feel good romance! Buy it…’ Goodreads reviewer

‘I loved Sally’s character, she was strong and brave and courageous… fantastic.’ @pagesofachilles

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