The Air Raid Girls

The Air Raid Girls : The first in an exciting and uplifting WWII saga series (The Air Raid Girls Book 1)

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May, 1941. Meet the Air Raid Girls: three young women keen to do their bit during the Yorkshire blitz.

Connie's life has taken an unexpected turn since her husband died - she's living at home and working in the family bakery - but night shifts as an ARP Warden give her a firm sense of purpose.

Her younger sister Lizzie is eager to play her part too, perhaps as an ambulance driver. Her fiance refuses to support her decision... but does he really know what's best for her?

Twenty-year-old Pamela has led a sheltered life, but when her family's home is destroyed in a raid she must learn to stand on her own two feet - helped by new friends.

As bombs fall and fires rage, the young women face the destruction of everything they've ever known. Can their fighting spirit prevail? And what of their families and the men they love?

A thrilling and heartwarming new story of friendship, love and duty in wartime by the author of The Spitfire Girls, for fans of Elaine Everest and Rosie Hendry.

**Don't miss the next two instalments in the series. The Air Raid Girls at Christmas is out now, and The Air Raid Girls: Wartime Brides is available for pre-order!**


Readers LOVE the Air Raid Girls series:

'There wasn't anything I didn't like about this book' 5 star review
'In all the women at war series of book I have read so far, I think this is the best' 5 star review
'I couldn't put this book down' 5 star review
'Loved the whole story. Hated it coming to an end' 5 star review
'Just the kind of book I like' 5 star review
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 22mm | 242g
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0552177075
  • 9780552177078
  • 292,710

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A story vibrant with the atmosphere of the time and fuelled by the power of duty and friendship. * Peterborough Telegraph * Gritty and uplifting, it's a tale of triumph over adversity. * Choice on The Mill Girls of Albion Lane * Praise for Jenny Holmes * : * Vibrant and heart-warming, Jenny Holmes makes Chapel Street come alive. * Sunday Express on The Shop Girls of Chapel Street * Gritty and uplifting, it's a tale of triumph over adversity * Choice on The Mill Girls of Albion Lane *
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About Jenny Holmes

Jenny Holmes lives in a beautiful part of Yorkshire and sets her sagas in the industrial heartland nearby. She enjoys horse riding, gardening and walking her dog in the dales. She also writes children's books as Jenny Oldfield.

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284 ratings
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