Book Club: Secrets of the Homefront Girls by Kate Thompson

Henpicked’s book of the month for October 2019…

Thank you for all your book reviews and interesting discussion about Watching You by Lisa Jewell.

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For this month we’ve chosen Secrets of the Homefront Girls by Kate Thompson. Thanks to Junie for the recommendation.

Stratford 1939. Britain may be at war, but on the home front keeping up morale and keeping up appearances go hand in hand. For the young women working on the lipstick production line at Yardley’s cosmetics factory, it’s business as usual.

In the face of the Blitz, the Yardley girls are bound together by friendship and loyalty – but could the secrets they are hiding be the biggest danger of all?

Here are the reviews:

Kate Thompson’s put the lives of women working in the Yardley factory during the Blitz at the heart of her latest novel. Woman’s Hour

A brilliant new novel recreates Yardley’s famous ‘lipstick line; and the lives of the women who proudly worked there (Daily Express)

Lose yourself in this moving war story. Take a Break

Beautifully written, well drawn characters and a plot that had me guessing. I could really feel the emotion. Fiona Ford, author of the Liberty Girls series

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