Today I am sharing my review for The Tobacco Lane Girls, I love historical fiction and was delighted to receive a copy of this to read and review. This is my first book by Lizzie Lane and I can’t wait to read more.
The 3 M’s were the leading ladies in this story as Britain is on the verge of World War II. Set against the backdrop of Bristol, I really enjoyed meeting these wonderful characters and reading this story.
The storyline depicted what life was like for these young girls and their families as war broke out and how obligation often overcame a woman’s dreams. We are lucky to live in a time where we have freedom of speech and movement and reading this story really helped reflect that despite a shocking 9 months for most that Britain has faced worse.
I look forward to reading more by Lizzie Lane as I loved this story and its wonderful and colourful characters.
Bristol 1939.School leaver Maisie Miles suspects her father, a small-time crook, has an ulterior motive for insisting she gets a job at the W. D. & H. O. Wills tobacco factory but keeps it to herself.
She’s befriended by effervescent Phyllis Mason and kind-hearted Bridget Milligan who take pity on her and take Maisie under their wing.
But beneath their happy go lucky exteriors they all harbour dreams and worries about what the future holds.
Engaged to be married Phyllis dreams of romance and passion but when it comes there are dire consequences.
Bridget seemingly the level headed one harbours a horror of something unspeakable that she cannot easily come to terms with.
There’s great comradeship at the tobacco factory, and with the advent of war everything is about to change and even the closest friendships are likely to be strained.
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Meet the Author
Lizzie Lane is the author of over 50 books, a number of which have been bestsellers. She was born and bred in Bristol where many of her family worked in the cigarette and cigar factories. This has inspired her new saga series for Boldwood The Tobacco Girls, the first part of which will be published in January 2021.
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Daisy & Kel x