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Summary

The start of a thrilling new series, from best-selling author Lizzie Lane, which follows three friends through thick and thin.

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, but with the advent of war, everything is about to change, and even the closest friendships are likely to be strained.

©2021 Lizzie Lane (P)2021 Boldwood Books Ltd

Critic reviews

"A gripping saga and a storyline that will keep you hooked." (Rosie Goodwin)

"The Tobacco Girls is another heartwarming tale of love and friendship and a must-read for all saga fans." (Jean Fullerton, best-selling author)

"Lizzie Lane opens the door to a past of factory girls, redolent with life-affirming friendship, drama, and choices that are as relevant today as they were then." (Catrin Collier, best-selling author)

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Another great book

Loved it as usual, another great book that draws you back into the past and into others lives

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Beautiful story

what a beautiful story.
Heart breaking and joyful story.
Anne Dover has brought the characters to life..truly amazing.
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Excellent

It was read beautifully, did not want to stop listening, it was great to know what happened to all the girls

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i didnt feel it finished, is there a 2nd book?????

is there a 2nd book to come? i would like to have known what happened with masie and her future, did robert find out about the baby? just felt unfinished for me... i do love anne dovers narration though...