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  • Published: 12 October 2023
  • ISBN: 9781529194029
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Christmas at the Wartime Bookshop

Book 3 in the feel-good WWII saga series about a community-run bookshop, from the bestselling author

The captivating third book in Lesley Eames's exciting new WWII saga series - a festive and heart-warming story of community and friendship.

Alice, Kate and Naomi want to keep the magic of Christmas alive in their village of Churchwood, but a thief in the area and a new family that shuns the local community are only the first of the problems they face...

Naomi is fighting to free herself from Alexander Harrington - the man who married her for her money then kept a secret family behind her back. But will she be able to achieve the independence she craves?

Alice's dreams came true when she married sweetheart Daniel. Now he has returned to the fighting, but Alice is delighted to discover that she's carrying his child. Will the family make it through the war unscathed?

While Kate's life on Brimbles Farm has never been easy, she now has help from land girls Pearl and Ruby. But what will it mean for them all when Kate's brother returns from the war with terrible injuries? And why has pilot Leo, the man she loves, stopped writing?

As ever, the Wartime Bookshop is a source of community and comfort. But disaster is about to strike...

  • Published: 12 October 2023
  • ISBN: 9781529194029
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Lesley Eames

Lesley is an author of historical sagas. Having previously written sagas set around the time of the First World War, she ventured into the Second World War period with her fifth book, The Wartime Bookshop. Originally from the north west of England (Manchester), Lesley's home is now Hertfordshire where The Wartime Bookshop's fictional village of Churchwood is set. Lesley is thrilled to have enjoyed success in competitions as varied as crime writing to writing for children. She is particularly honoured to have won the Festival of Romance New Talent Award, the Romantic Novelists' Association's Elizabeth Goudge Cup and to have been twice shortlisted in the UK Romantic Novel Awards (RONAs).

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Praise for Christmas at the Wartime Bookshop

Praise for the Wartime Bookshop series


A cosy winter read if ever there was one... a refreshingly comforting book telling the story of a little village, with some wonderful character developments in the process

Anything Goes Lifestyle Magazine, Book of the Month

A delightful wartime saga about a young girl making a difference in her new village... Beautiful book and I loved it

Rosie Clarke, author of the Mulberry Lane series

If you enjoy wartime dramas such as Home Fires you'll love The Wartime Bookshop

Yours Magazine

Written by Lesley Eames, an author with romance at heart, The Wartime Bookshop is a wholesome novel questioning how friendship can be the answer. Snuggle up and experience her storytelling for yourself

Chat Magazine, Book of the Month

A pleasure to read for anyone who enjoys a good wartime saga

Lizzie Lane, author of The Tobacco Girls

A real cosy novel of women and friendship. I'm looking forward to seeing what this threesome gets up to next

Bishop's Stortford Independent

Heartwarming... an uplifting tale with well-drawn characters

Candis Magazine

Well written, well researched and likeable... It was uplifting to see Kate, Alice and Naomi slowly change and, through the bookshop, reach their potential

Fenella J. Miller, author of Duty Calls at Goodwill House

A delight from start to finish - the perfect comfort read!

Vicki Beeby, author of The Ops Room Girls series

I could spend hours in the company of Alice, Kate and Naomi who by the end felt like firm friends. The Wartime Bookshop is a must-read for all saga fans

Fiona Ford, author of The Liberty Girls series