Lark Lane

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

The Factory Girls of Lark Lane Publisher's Summary

A heart-wrenching family saga about women in World War 2, the strength of friendship, and hope.

1940, Liverpool: Alice Turner and her best friend, Millie Markham, work for the war effort at Rootes munitions factory, making shell caps and Halifax bombers. Alice’s sweetheart, Terry, is home from the front for a brief period of leave. But the honeymoon is soon over. Terry must go back to the dangers of Nazi-occupied France, and the ever-present air raid sirens quickly bring Alice back down to earth. 

When a terrible explosion at the factory leads to a tragic death, Millie receives devastating news, and a loved one is announced missing in action, the heartbreak of war is suddenly all too real. Alice must believe Terry will make it home to keep up her strength. Her mother and Millie need all her support, and morale at the factory is at an all-time low. Can Alice and Millie help one another make it through these dark times, even as the war stretches on with no sign of an ending?

©2018 Pam Howes (P)2019 W. F. Hows Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Factory Girls of Lark Lane

    • Lark Lane, Book 1
    • By: Pam Howes
    • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    1940, Liverpool: Alice Turner and her best friend, Millie Markham, work for the war effort at Rootes munitions factory, making shell caps and Halifax bombers. Alice’s sweetheart, Terry, is home from the front for a brief period of leave. But the honeymoon is soon over. Terry must go back to the dangers of Nazi-occupied France, and the ever-present air raid sirens quickly bring Alice back down to earth. 

    Regular price: $18.54

  • Book 2

    • The Shop Girls of Lark Lane

    • Lark Lane, Book 2
    • By: Pam Howes
    • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Liverpool, 1945. As the war draws to a close, Alice and Terry Lomax are building a new life with their young daughter Cathy. After years away fighting, Terry is a stranger to his daughter and must work hard to win her trust and love. Alice and old friend Sadie work in the haberdashery of Lewis’s department store, where bomb damage scars the walls and rationing is still in force. Though memories of those lost in the war are fresh, Alice and Sadie look forward to the future. 

    Regular price: $18.54

  • Book 3

    • The Nurses of Lark Lane

    • Lark Lane 3
    • By: Pam Howes
    • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Liverpool, 1955. With her abusive husband drinking all her wages, Alice faces a daily struggle to provide for her family. Her eldest daughter, Cathy, has always longed to be a nurse, but when poverty means she’s forced to leave school and get a job it looks like her dreams are over. But Cathy isn’t willing to give up, and with the support of old friend - and new love - Gianni, she manages to secure a place as a cadet nurse. Now, though, her mam must stand up to her violent husband alone - and with less money coming in, Alice will be in danger of losing everything.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Look Back to the 1950s

    • By Jean on 07-07-19

    Regular price: $18.54