Christmas for the Home Front Girls

Susanna Bavin

The Blitz won’t break their spirits. And with Christmas approaching, can love really conquer all?

Manchester, December 1940: this winter, the girls boarding at Star House – Betty, Sally and Lorna – are determined to keep a stiff upper lip. Their friendship, and a bit of festive cheer, is all they need during the nightly blackouts.

But for former spoiled debutante Lorna now dedicated to caring for the bombed-out and wounded with the Women’s Voluntary Service – the past is about to come calling. When the devastating Christmas Blitz reunites her with her ex-fiancé George… Through the bombs, Lorna’s new-found pluck helps them work side-by-side to save a young mother trapped under the rubble, despite Lorna’s heartbreak at seeing George again…

Because not only does charming George have a new girl on his arm: he’s doing nothing to help King and country. But as air raids and rescue missions throw George and Lorna together time and again, it becomes clear that nothing about his visit to Manchester is what it seems. And he desperately needs Lorna’s help…

Can George and Lorna work together, despite everything that happened between them? Will Lorna’s courage to do all she can for the war effort be enough to save George? And when snow begins to fall on a New Year’s Day shattered by the Luftwaffe, will she allow her heart to open once more?

A completely gorgeous and uplifting romantic saga. Perfect for fans of Pam Howes, Nadine Dorries and Vicky Beeby.

What readers are saying about The Home Front Girls series:

A big tear-jerker! full of love, companionship, friendship… you find yourself turning pages after pages, with all the characters coming to life… a fantastic story… big five stars.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved this!immediately got me hookedperfect… such an enjoyable read and I honestly couldn’t wait to get stuck in… had me quickly flying through the pages. I was sad to finish it but so happy to have read it. They are so addicting! Next one needed stat.’ @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

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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Couldn’t put it down’ 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… rich in historical detail… immersive and completely believable.’ @JaneCable, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

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