The Shop Girls of Lark Lane
The war is over, but there’s heartbreak ahead…
Liverpool, 1945. As the war draws to a close, Alice and Terry Lomax are building a new life with their young daughter Cathy. After years away fighting, Terry is a stranger to his daughter and must work hard to win her trust and love.
Alice and old friend Sadie work in the haberdashery of Lewis’s department store, where bomb damage scars the walls and rationing is still in force. Yet Lewis’s remains open, a sign of strength in the midst of Liverpool’s post-war ruins.
Though memories of those lost in the war are fresh, Alice and Sadie look forward to the future. But then a tragic accident leaves Alice a widow, and the father of Sadie’s child – a man she hoped never to see again – is back in Liverpool…
With Alice struggling to start again alone, and Sadie desperate to protect her son, can these two shop girls overcome their troubles and keep their hopes alive – even with all the odds against them?
The Shop Girls of Lark Lane is a heart-wrenching family saga about the strength of friendship and the costs of war. If you love Nadine Dorries, Diney Costeloe and Kitty Neale, you won’t want to miss Pam Howes!
What readers are saying about The Shop Girls of Lark Lane:
‘I absolutely loved it!… Alice is an excellent character… This book gave me so many different emotions throughout… All of the characters are so well written… I can’t wait to read more from Pam Howes. If you are a fan of wartime sagas this is a must read.’ Booking Good Read, 5 stars
‘I really love this… The author has a definite knack of writing stories which just get you absolutely hooked 100% and tugs at your heartstrings… I found myself gripped… Took in the atmosphere and surroundings of war-ravaged Liverpool absolutely perfectly!… It does make you reach for the tissues, but it’s a wonderful heart-warming read of love, loss, family and friendships. Fabulous!!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Pam has a wonderful talent and makes these books engaging, emotional, enjoyable and unputdownable… The story is brilliant. Very well written. It flowed beautifully… Captures you from the word go… This really was an emotional book at times, I feel like I have been on a huge life journey with Alice… A first-class page-turner you really want to read.’ I Love Reading, 5 stars
‘Absolutely brilliant, five-star read… Wonderful… Perfect for reading curled with by the fire… You will be hooked and won’t want to put this book down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Bursting with camaraderie, strong women and love. The author has a way of drawing you into the pages and not letting go… Beautifully written, genuine characters and a powerful message.’ Waggy Tales Blog, 5 stars
‘I found myself really getting stuck into things… That’s what kept me reading on and fully engrossed in this story… I became so caught up in everything going on and really I just wanted to be able to step into the story… The last few chapters you could cut the tension with a knife.’ Shaz’s Book Blog
‘What I love about this story is the bond of friendship and family… Another enthralling read… As usual with this author’s books, from picking it up, I never want to put it down until I’ve reached the last page… An unforgettable and engrossing read.’ By the Letter Book Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I have smiled, laughed, and cried… The best one yet… Read this book. It’s worth more than 5*.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars