Secrets of the Lavender Girls

'A twisty plot, warm-hearted characters, laughter, secrets and heartbreak - and bursting with fascinating detail' - Annie Murray Stratford, 1943.

Author: Kate Thompson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473698154

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Stratford, 1943. World War Two is still raging across Europe. But for the Lavender Girls, the workers at the Yardley cosmetics factory in East London, there are even more challenges on the home front. Esther, newly married, is learning to juggle life as a working woman with her duties as a wife and homemaker. And she must find a way to help her adopted family on the Shoot, who are battling their own hidden demons . . . Headstrong Patsy, a new recruit at the Yardley factory, has a double life that takes her from the East End lipstick belt by day to the stage in the West End at night. But will she be able to keep her secrets hidden from her controlling mother, Queenie? For bubbly Lou, a forbidden love forces her to choose between family loyalty and a chance at true happiness. Can she be brave enough to forge her own path in the chaos of a war? One thing is certain: the Lavender Girls need one another more than ever if they are going to survive . . .
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Secrets of the Singer Girls

1942. Sixteen-year-old Poppy Percival turns up at the gates of Trout's clothing factory in Bethnal Green with no idea what her new life might have in store.

Author: Kate Thompson

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 1447280865

Category: East End (London, England)

Page: 352

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1942. Sixteen-year-old Poppy Percival turns up at the gates of Trout's clothing factory in Bethnal Green with no idea what her new life might have in store. There to start work as a seamstress and struggling to get to grips with the noise, dirt and devastation of East London, Poppy can't help but miss the quiet countryside of home. But Poppy harbours a dark secret - one that wrenched her away from all she knew and from which she is still suffering . . .And Poppy's not the only one with a secret. Each of her new friends at the factory is hiding something painful. Vera Shadwell, the forelady, has had a hard life with scars both visible and concealed; her sister Daisy has romantic notions that could get her in trouble; and Sal Fowler, a hardworking mother who worries about her two evacuated boys for good reason. Bound by ties of friendship, loyalty and family, the devastating events of the war will throw each of their lives into turmoil but also bring these women closer to each other than they could ever have imagined.
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Secrets of the Homefront Girls

A new series from bestselling author Kate Thompson. 'Kate Thompson's wartime novels always strike a chord and Secrets of the Homefront Girls is no exception.

Author: Kate Thompson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473698123

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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A new series from bestselling author Kate Thompson. 'Kate Thompson's wartime novels always strike a chord and Secrets of the Homefront Girls is no exception. You can almost smell the Yardley violets drifting over the factory as the girls live lives complicated by the trials and tribulations of war' My Weekly '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 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. Headstrong Renee Gunn is the queen of the lipstick belt - although her cheeky attitude means she's often in trouble. When Esther, an Austrian refugee, arrives at Yardley's, it's Renee who takes her under her wing and teaches her to be a true cockney. But outside of the factory, things are more complicated. Lily, Renee's older sister, has suddenly returned home after six years away, and is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile Esther is finding life in England more difficult than expected, and it's not long before Renee finds herself in trouble, with nowhere to turn. 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? 'A compelling saga set around the tenacious women of the East End' Daisy Styles 'Kate Thompson is a skillful and humane storyteller who lights up the sooty face of the old East End with tales full of drama and human interest.' Annie Murray
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COLLECTOR S DAUGHTER

I didn't want it to end.' Liz Trenow, author of Under a Wartime Sky 'Bewitching. Fascinating. Unforgettable. This is a riveting novel that twisted my stomach into tight knots as I raced through its pages. I absolutely loved it.

Author: GILL. PAUL

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ISBN: 0008518572

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The Girls Book of Secrets

PERFECT. NIGHT'S. SLEEP. Follow this regime and discover the secret to a perfect night's sleep, filled with sweet dreams. ... A few drops of lavender or sandalwood oils in the water, will help you relax. • Once you settle into bed, ...

Author: Gemma Reece

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781780550619

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 196

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The Girls' Book of Secrets is the indispensable secret guide to keeping cool and confident and coping with the mysteries of modern life. Contains tips and tricks on: how to make a secret diary; how to create a secret disguise; the secret to understanding your mum; how to form a secret club; how to decode body language; how to write in invisible ink, and more.
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Secrets about Guys

(that Shouldn't be Secret) Grace Dove ... Friends When boys are very young , they don ' t care whether they play with boys or girls . ... Barbies and things pink , lavender or sparkly just don ' t appeal to them .

Author: Grace Dove

Publisher: Standard Publishing

ISBN: 0784715440

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 234

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Secrets About Guys delivers the scoop—on modesty, inward and outward beauty, competition between guys and girls, possessiveness, what turns guys off, why they want to be heroes, and more—straight from guys.
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Restless Secrets

Hogan O'Niel had an infatuation with young girls, and she had unwittingly created an opportunity for him to take advantage ... Nigel's relationship with Lavender was soured the night he and Hogan O'Niel had come together at her parlour.

Author: Dorae Shae

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525503603

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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This powerful collection of three novellas follows the lives of compelling and diverse women who all face the challenges of self-discovery and overcoming hardship. From early 1900s farm life in Poland to wine country in British Columbia to the coal-mining towns of West Virginia, Restless Secrets takes you on three very different journeys that are all woven together with a common thread: the resilience of women in the face of adversity that threatens to destroy their lives and the lives of their loved ones. “The Angry Land” tells the story of Elena, who is forced into an arranged marriage with a poor crop share tenant’s son who shares her dream of one day leaving the Old Country to escape their life of poverty. In “Evangeline,” Angeline not only conceals that she’s pregnant on her wedding day, but that the baby she is carrying is her husband’s brother’s; a secret she is determined to keep so it doesn’t destroy the ones she cares about the most. In “Violet Eyes,” Amethyst Reynolds discovers she was adopted when she receives a letter informing her that her birth mother has left her a sizable inheritance. When she goes back to West Virginia to prove this was all a mistake, she learns the truth about her tangled past— and discovers her life could be in danger.
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The Last of the Moon Girls

An Amazon Charts Bestseller.

Author: Barbara Davis

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 154200649X

Category: Fiction

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A novel of secrets, memory, family, and forgiveness by the bestselling author of When Never Comes. Lizzy Moon never wanted Moon Girl Farm. Eight years ago, she left the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended, determined to distance herself from the whispers about her family's strange legacy. But when her beloved grandmother Althea dies, Lizzy must return and face the tragedy still hanging over the farm's withered lavender fields: the unsolved murders of two young girls, and the cruel accusations that followed Althea to her grave. Lizzy wants nothing more than to sell the farm and return to her life in New York, until she discovers a journal Althea left for her--a Book of Remembrances meant to help Lizzy embrace her own special gifts. When she reconnects with Andrew Greyson, one of the few in town who believed in Althea's innocence, she resolves to clear her grandmother's name. But to do so, she'll have to decide if she can accept her legacy and whether to follow in the footsteps of all the Moon women who came before her.
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SummerHill Secrets

Watching the girls scribble down their word lists, I wondered if I was doing the right thing, letting them in on mything with Jon. For the first time since Ashley and I had dreamed up this secret study session, I felt a twinge of regret ...

Author: Beverly Lewis

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781585586646

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 544

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Volumes six to ten in New York Times bestselling authors' series for girls ages eleven to fourteen combines contemporary themes with the charm and simplicity of Amish life.
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