The Potteries Girls on the Home Front

A captivating and romantic WW1 saga

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Pub Date 11 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 13 Jul 2022

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March 1911: Betty Dean needs a job and somewhere to live, and eventually, a husband – according to her mother. Sent into service at Stowford House in Cheshire, where the days are long and the work is gruelling, Betty’s dreams of making something of herself seem even further away.

But soon she is forced to return to The Potteries, carrying with her a dreadful secret which could leave her reputation in tatters.

Could WW1 bring new opportunities or will Betty run out of options?

A new job on the trams throws her a lifeline. Meeting fellow tram girls Connie and Jean brings the joy of friendship, even if Betty struggles with having to keep secrets from her new pals.

When Duncan Kennedy, a shy but charming soldier, enters Betty’s life, it seems that she may finally find love. But opening herself up isn’t easy, and when he leaves for the front, she finds herself alone once again.

As the Great War rumbles on, Betty’s life in The Potteries is full of its own battles…

A heart-breaking WW1 saga that fans of Pam Howes and Nancy Revell will love.

March 1911: Betty Dean needs a job and somewhere to live, and eventually, a husband – according to her mother. Sent into service at Stowford House in Cheshire, where the days are long and the work is...


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The Potteries Girls on the Home Front by Lynn Johnson


March 1911: Betty Dean needs a job and somewhere to live, and eventually, a husband – according to her mother. Sent into service at Stowford House in Cheshire, where the days are long and the work is gruelling, Betty’s dreams of making something of herself seem even further away.
A very good read, it has the beginning of a series wrote all over it.
Enjoyed finding out about Betty and the people around her.
A good cosy read , but not without a little heartbreak and some feel good moments as well to delight the reader.

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Firstly thank you Netgalley for this ARC

Family saga at its best brilliant book can't wait to read more by this author

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A great look at life in England for a working class woman at the beginning of the last century and during World War I.

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Really enjoyed this book about the girls from the potteries and how they plod on during the war, well written with a lovely storyline and lovely characters and nice to read how the girls advance through life, couldn't put it down
Highly recommend

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The saga of Betty dean starts in a small village, ends up in a big house, the a job as a tram worker and then finds love with wartime soldier. An e engrossing saga of another time.

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