The Potteries Girls on the Home Front
March 1911: Betty Dean needs a job and somewhere to live, and eventually, a husband – according to her mother. Sent into service at Stowford House in Cheshire, where the days are long and the work is gruelling, Betty’s dreams of making something of herself seem even further away.
But soon she is forced to return to The Potteries, carrying with her a dreadful secret which could leave her reputation in tatters.
Could WW1 bring new opportunities or will Betty run out of options?
A new job on the trams throws her a lifeline. Meeting fellow tram girls Connie and Jean brings the joy of friendship, even if Betty struggles with having to keep secrets from her new pals.
When Duncan Kennedy, a shy but charming soldier, enters Betty’s life, it seems that she may finally find love. But opening herself up isn’t easy, and when he leaves for the front, she finds herself alone once again.
As the Great War rumbles on, Betty’s life in The Potteries is full of its own battles…
A heart-breaking WW1 saga that fans of Pam Howes and Nancy Revell will love.
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'Well written, with a lovely storyline and lovely characters...couldn't put it down.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review
'Family saga at its best. Brilliant book – can't wait to read more by this author.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review
‘A good cosy read, but not without a little heartbreak and some feel good moments as well to delight the reader.’ Reader Review
Praise for Lynn Johnson’s Potteries Girls series:
‘A poignant, emotional and heart-wrenching read…best read with a box of tissues handy’ Bookish Jottings
‘This truly was a fabulous story from beginning to end and I struggled to put it down!… richly detailed, beautifully written and the storyline along with the characters was enthralling’ Rose is Reading
‘I highly recommend reading this and being transported back in time. An excellent historical fiction that had me compulsively turning the pages.’ Books and Bookends
‘Overall, I loved it. There were lots of moments that made me gasp and others that almost made me cry, and then there were those that made me smile and sigh.’ Jess Bookish Life
‘heartwarming and emotional. I absolutely love the story line…I really enjoyed the setting and the characters. If you enjoy historical fiction, this is definitely a book to read!’ Jessica Belmont Book Reviews
‘I’m quite astonished this is a debut novel… The characters came alive on the page, and it’s a fully rounded story… A fabulous read’ Grace J Reviewerlady
‘an emotional, captivating read which is perfect for anyone who loves a good saga!… a fantastic read that quickly drew me into the story and kept my interest throughout with its fabulous plot.’ Over The Rainbow Book Blog
‘the author winds her story around your person and snares your heart… Though filled with much darkness and despair, there is also hope and love’ Insatiable Readers
‘Johnson has a Cookson flair…she does capture the heart and soul of her characters.’ Cheryl M-M Book Reviews