Friday, 20 July 2018

Blog Tour - The Factory Girls of Lark Lane

The Factory Girls of Lark Lane: A heartbreaking wartime family saga.

The Factory Girls of Lark Lane book cover


The struggles of war will build the strongest of friendships ...

1940, Liverpool: Best friends Alice Turner and 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, and the women are excitedly planning a whirlwind wedding.


But the honeymoon is soon over, 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, and a loved one is announced missing in action, it's only their friendship and the support of the other factory girls which help to keep Alice and Millie's spirits up.

As the war stretches on with no sign of an ending, can Alice and Millie help one another make it through - and find happiness even in the darkest of times?

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, Disney Costeloe and Kitty Neale, you'll love Pam Howes!

Buy now via Amazon

About Pam Howes

Pam is a retired interior designer, mum to three daughters, grandma to seven grandchildren and roadie to her musician partner.  
The inspiration for Pam's first novel came from her teenage years, working in a record store, and hanging around the musicians who frequented the business. The first novel evolved into a series about a fictional band The Raiders. She is a fan of sixties music and it's this love that compelled her to begin writing.

You can find Pam on Twitter and on Facebook

Review

What a brilliant read! I honestly can't wait to read more of Pam Howes work. I have said before that I love these type of books.
Alice is such a great, well written character. She is finding it difficult being seperated from her new husband with their new born baby, even though she has a lot of help from her mother and mother-in-law.
Alice has a lot of upset and loss in her life, but she is determined to make her life as happy as possible for her and her daughter, and for her husband when he returns from the war.
I loved the character of Alice and the relationship she has with her best friend. I always find it interesting to read about how women helped towards the war effort.
There are some parts of the story which are upsetting, as you would expect from a wartime story. Having never read any of the author's work I didn't know what to expect, so I was really pleasantly surprised to find I just dove into it. I was transported back to wartime Liverpool, the descriptions and dialogue were spot on so it was obviously a well researched novel.
The Factory Girls of Lark Lane is the first part of a new trilogy for the author, and I am interested to find out how the story develops.

If you like Joan Jonker and Lynn Andrews you will love this book.

Thank you to Bookouture for inviting me to take part on the blog tour. Make sure to check out other book bloggers posts to see what they thought.




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  1. As soon as I seen the cover for this book I instantly thought of my gran! She has so many books that resemble this cover so I already know it's something she would be interested in. I'm glad I came and read the post because my instincts were right! She's a huge fan of war stories and books set in that time, I guess it maybe takes her back.

    It's been very interesting to read about Pam, it's not often I get to read about authors it's super cool pam worked in a record store, that would have been my teenage selfs dream!

    Will be putting this on the to buy list for Christmas for my gran.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    1. This is exactly why I love these type of books! When my nan was alive she would always pass her books onto me when she finished them, I know she would have loved this one so I am sure your gran will too! X Emma x

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