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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 very good book well presented and narrated

I am so happy to have found audible books since starting to lose my sight.

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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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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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Another top story

Another tip top story from Lizzie Laine. A very enjoyable listen expertly narrated by the lovely Ann Dover. Highly recommended. *****

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Perfect

I loved the story and hopefully will be able to find out more P of the "three m's". We need a follow on book :).
The narration was perfect also :)

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Ready for book 2

Ending made it feel like the start of a series, either about the 3 girls or individually such as Bridget going to the US etc. Easy a follow on for each girl so was disappointed to find there was no book 2 x Publishers need to work on getting many more of Lizzie Lane’s books on audible 👍🏼 x nice easy listen about how good friendships make us stronger & the struggles of women (as strong as they were) in such recent times x

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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...

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really enjoyed

looking forward to being the next book, as I really enjoyed the first. enjoy.

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I lovely story

I love listening to these books and I'm glad there is a follow up, hopefully it will have the same narrator (Anne Dover) as it so nice and smooth (no silly voices like some narrators do).

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