Wartime Blues for the Harpers Girls
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Wartime Blues for the Harpers Girls

I was glad to be able to read and review another book by Rosie Clarke. I had earlier read Lizzie’s Secret another wartime book like Wartime Blues For The Harpers Girls.


As the Americans enter the War, there is renewed energy in the war effort.  

With husbands and sons fighting for freedom, the women of Harpers are left to tackle the day-to-day affairs at home and work.

With Ben Harper away, Sally fears she is being followed by a mysterious woman. Who is she and what does she want?

Maggie Gibbs collapses seriously ill in the frontline hospitals and is brought back to England close to death. Can she be saved and what does the future hold for her and her broken heart? 

Marion Jackson’s father is on the run from the Police already wanted for murder. She fears he will return to threaten his family once more.

And Beth Burrows is pregnant with her second child, worried and anxious for her husband Jack, who has been many months at sea.

As Christmas 1917 approaches what will the future hold for Harpers, its girls and their men at War?

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My Review Wartime Blues for the Harper Girls

This is a book about the brave women during WWI who kept things going at ‘home’. It tells of the hardships they underwent, the fear, the loss and the feeling of everything in their world being turned upside down. And yet, they dug deep and found the resources to not only survive but also take care of the family and friends and serve the larger community. Taking business decisions they’ve never had to before, they move forward as best they can holding on to kindness and community in the face of sheer terror.

A very well written and inspiring book which will be enjoyed by those who like books set in the WWI years.

I’ve not read the earlier four books in the Harper’s Emporium series, I enjoyed this book as a standalone. Having said that, I’d love to read the previous books in this series as well.

Meet The Author

Rosie Clarke is a #1 bestselling saga writer whose most recent books include The Mulberry Lane series. She has written over 100 novels under different pseudonyms and is a RNA Award winner. She lives in Cambridgeshire. Rosie’s brand new saga series, Welcome to Harpers Emporium began in December 2019.

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A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A creativity coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself. I write about life, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. An avid reader, I review books at CorinneRodrigues.com and offer coaching to writers and bloggers and anyone looking to explore their creativity at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.

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