Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Historical Fiction

Today I am taking you back in time with my review for Dark Days for the Tobacco Girls by Lizzie Lane

My Review

I love historical fiction and was very happy to be able to go back and visit the Tobacco Girls in Bristol as they learn to adapt to life during the ongoing war. In this story we spend more time with the trio that picks up straight after the last story.

Phyllis she has just gotten married to Robert and moved in to live with her inlaws. We experience her highs and lows as she realises that living with her mother in law is even harder than she ever anticipated and how she is being cut off from her own family and friends.

The friendship between these girls is growing all the time and you can see how important it is to all of them as they start to feel the pressures of war and bombs start to come down in Bristol. We get to revisit existing characters and spend more time with them as well as meeting new characters that play vital roles as Bridget finds that she now has 2 men vying for her attention despite previously stating she never wants to get married.

I look forward to the next book in this saga as war continues to ravage Europe and they continue to all suffer the consequences.

Book Blurb

Nothing will stop the The Tobacco Girls, not even war…


The Tobacco Girls cling together as they realise that the clouds of war are turning dark, the world is becoming more dangerous and their lives more unpredictable. 

Bridget Milligan’s big, happy family fragments when her siblings are evacuated to North Devon, then a letter from America further fills her with dismay.

Maisie Miles safe haven from both Eddie Bridgeman and her father is jeopardised and she is forced to move on, but where too this time? 

Phyllis Mason is struck down by tragedy and her life spirals downwards into despair until a new horizons beckons, but also perhaps great danger…

Regardless of the rationing, shortages and an ever-worsening situation, The Tobacco Girls all pull together and hope for better days to come.

Available to purchase here

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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