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Publisher's Summary

In love and war, whom can you trust?

Hampshire, 1944. Her face still bearing the scars from the explosion at the factory, Rita Brown is nonetheless back on her feet. She's caught the eye of local wide boy Blackie Bristow, who's sweeping her around the country in a life of shady glamour. But there's a war on, and life is not all fun and games.

Some of the local men are taking advantage of the topsy-turvy world to break more than just hearts, and standing up to them comes with its own costs. Rita keeps calm and carries on with a little help from her friends at the factory. But then she discovers someone there has been leaking secrets to the Germans.

With D-day on the horizon, Rita must work out whom she can rely on - and fast.

©2015 June Hampson (P)2016 WF Howes Ltd

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  • shirlivalentine
  • 04-07-20

This narrator wasn’t for me !!!!

Having already listened to Them Munitions Girl’ by same author but narrated by Ann Dover it is a terrible shame that Ann isn’t reading the rest of the books in the series. Ann Dover in my opinion is the best narrator of all, very clear and she has the knack of being able to read the story and drawing you into it.
A very good story from start to finish, left me wanting to hear more. Such a shame about the narrator, the whole series should have been read by the same person. It took me a little time to figure out who was who in this second book as they weren’t portrayed in the same way as the first book.

Having said all that I did enjoy this second story very much , I was kept captivated.


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  • mrs susan white
  • 17-05-21

a wonderful story a great listen.

the narrator of this book wonderful she brings the book to life....couldn't pick better. brilliant.

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  • areilly
  • 05-05-21

Disappointed

Loved the first book but had to stop listening to the this one because of the narrator.

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  • Nicole Jones
  • 11-11-20

Heartbreaking story

Great storytelling. Shocking story but fantastic. Gutted it had to end. My stomach is in knots.

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  • Ms. Elizabeth A. Hearn
  • 11-08-20

Feel good war era love stories

Ups and downs of life and love in Gosport in WWII. Focusing on the factory women workers, it follows a set of exciting and awful events that develop the characters, relationships and community through hard times and good.


Narration good but would be nice if the beginning of each chapter and section started a bit more accentuated as it all blurs into one.

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  • Janet Jones
  • 29-06-20

Another book I loved

Absolutely loved yet another book by this author, a very moving story. The narrator was very good as well.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-05-20

Wonderful

Loved the story, have a good insight of what it must have been like to live through this period. Only disappointment was the narrator was changed, unfortunately i did not think she is as good as the narrator of the first installment.

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  • Beryl
  • 09-10-19

Canary Girls

Lovely story but sad at the end
I am reading the series and it’s good to follow the different caricature.

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  • vjj
  • 22-04-19

Very good book

1st of series I've read. liked the characters in it, bit sad at the end though.

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  • MaisiMai
  • 19-04-18

Another great read!

This is the second book in the Rosie Archer "Munitions Girls" trilogy. WW2 rages on and our girls continue to experience love and heartbreak while the war continues. Excellent follow up to "The Munitions Girls" a must read to continue the saga of life during the dark days of the war. Beautifully narrated by Helen Lloyd. Highly recommended!