Dark Days for the Tobacco Girls by Lizzie Lane

I’m delighted to be on the blog tour today for this gorgeous book. Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

Nothing will stop the The Tobacco Girls, not even war…


The Tobacco Girls cling together as they realise that the clouds of war are turning dark, the world is becoming more dangerous and their lives more unpredictable. 

Bridget Milligan’s big, happy family fragments when her siblings are evacuated to North Devon, then a letter from America further fills her with dismay.

Maisie Miles safe haven from both Eddie Bridgeman and her father is jeopardised and she is forced to move on, but where too this time? 

Phyllis Mason is struck down by tragedy and her life spirals downwards into despair until a new horizon beckons, but also perhaps great danger…

Regardless of the rationing, shortages and an ever-worsening situation, The Tobacco Girls all pull together and hope for better days to come.

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My Review:

It was so good to be back in Bristol with the “3 Ms” again! This time, we meet them just as war is starting, and life is changing for everyone.

Bridget is so close to her siblings, but it’s not safe for them to stay in the city anymore, and it’s heartbreaking to read of them all being evacuated to the countryside.

Phyllis is still living with her horrible mother-in-law, and she really needs to make some changes.

There’s possible danger for Maisie, as her father appears on the scene again. He’s one character that I really disliked, and as always, he’s up to no good.

The three women are always there for each other, and try to support each other as best they can through these tough times. I really enjoyed this totally captivating read full of history, friendship, community and family. Even in the dark days of war, the goodness of people shines through, and it’s an uplifting read overall.

This book can be read as standalone, but it’s lovely to reconnect with the familiar characters again, and it’s such a fabulous read, that I’d recommend you read the other book in the series too. They really are a real treat, and a pleasure to read.

I can’t wait for the next book in what is a wonderful series so far. Highly recommended for anyone who loves great historical fiction, and wonderful human interest stories that are beautifully written.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author Bio:

Lizzie Lane is the author of over 50 books, a number of which have been bestsellers.  She was born and bred in Bristol where many of her family worked in the cigarette and cigar factories.  This has inspired her new saga series for Boldwood The Tobacco Girls, the first part of which will be published in January 2021.

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