The Foyles Bookshop Girls by Elaine Roberts

London, 1914: one ordinary day, three girls arrive for work at London’s renowned Foyles bookshop. But when war with Germany is declared their lives will never be the same again…

Alice has always been the ‘sensible’ one in her family – especially in comparison with her suffrage-supporting sister! But decidedly against her father’s wishes, she accepts a job at Foyles Bookshop; and for bookworm Alice it’s a dream come true.

But with the country at war, Alice’s happy world is shattered in an instant. Determined to do what she can, Alice works in the bookshop by day, and risks her own life driving an ambulance around bomb-ravaged London by night. But however busy she keeps herself, she can’t help but think of the constant danger those she loves are facing on the frontline…

Alice, Victoria and Molly couldn’t be more different and yet they share a friendship that stems back to their childhood – a friendship that provides everyday solace from the tribulations and heartbreak of war. Perfect for fans of Elaine Everest, Daisy Styles and Rosie Hendry.


This was a really enjoyable book, I got so caught up in the lives of the characters and couldn’t put it down!

I loved the fact that they worked in a bookshop, even though there wasn’t too much of the story based around the shop.
The characters and plot are superb. I really liked Alice, she’s gentle and ladylike, as women were expected to be in those days, but she’s a strong and brave woman too.

As the war progresses, we learn much of the bravery of both those at the frontline, and those left behind.

I’m delighted that this is part of a series of books, I’m looking forward to reading them all.

MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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