The Factory Girls of Lark Lane
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 2, the strength of friendship, and hope. If you’re a fan of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costeloe and Kitty Neale, you’ll love Pam Howes!
What readers are saying about The Factory Girls of Lark Lane:
‘Absolutely brilliant… I would give it more than 5 stars if I could.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘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
‘I absolutely loved it!… It grips you from the first page… Highly recommended, so clear your diaries and stock up on tissues, you are in for a real treat!’ Waggy Tales Dog Blog, 5 stars
‘What a brilliant read!… Alice is such a great, well written character.’ Booking Good Read, 5 stars
‘Absolutely loved this book… I devoured it in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I fell in love with this story from the get go… It was perfect… Heartwarming, heart-breaking, emotional and filled with plenty of hope… A real page turner, fast paced, easy to read, addictive and brilliant!… A story that will stay in my heart. Highly recommended. A well deserved five stars.’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars
‘I can’t praise The Factory Girls of Lark Lane highly enough… A perfect story which I thoroughly enjoyed.’ Ali – the Dragon Slayer, 5 stars
‘I loved this book. I am a big fan of Pam Howes… Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Utterly captivating… A truly heart-warming read of friendship, love and hope… Wonderful.’ Robin Loves Reading, 5 stars
‘Beautifully written… An unputdownable story that I devoured and didn’t want to end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 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