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A Store at War (Marlow’s Department Store #1) Cheerful And Uplifting I Enjoyed It Immensely Sunday Times Bestseller Katie Fforde Readers Love Marlow S Department Store Excellent Book, Want 5 Reviewer Such A Good Read 5 Goodreads Reviewer It S 1941 And Young Lily Collins Is Starting Work In Midlands Department Store Marlow S, Whose Gleaming Facade Has Fascinated Her Since Childhood.As The Air Raid Sirens Blare, Lily Learns The Ropes From Her Sophisticated Boss Miss Frobisher Alongside Shy Fellow Junior Gladys But Her Burgeoning Friendship With Young Salesman Jim Draws Her Into A Swirl Of Secrets Within The Store And With The War Progressing To Crisis Point, Cedric Marlow And His Staff Must Battle Nightly Bombings And The Absence Of Loved Ones To Keep Going.From A Former Writer Of The Archers Comes A Novel That Weaves Together A Powerful Sense Of Community And A Vivid Evocation Of A Time When Every Man, Woman And Child Was Doing Their Bit Jo Writes With A Sure Hand And A Light Touch It S A Real Page Turner With A Spirited Heroine Who Will Worm Her Way Into Readers Hearts A Sparkling New Voice In Fiction Sunday Times Bestseller Veronica Henry

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  • A Store at War (Marlow’s Department Store #1)
  • Joanna Toye
  • 20 June 2018

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10 thoughts on “A Store at War (Marlow’s Department Store #1)

  1. says:

    Thanks to the publishers and netgalley for a free copy in return for an open and honest review.The book itself set in a small town in warwickshire during the second world war and follows the lifes of different characters in a provencial department store...

  2. says:

    Loved itThe year is 1941 Lily Collins starts work at Marlows the biggest department store in the Midlands as a junior There s a war on, a relaxing witty feel good book, I found so uplifting, you find yourself drawn into the characters as you read All the bombing going on ...

  3. says:

    A nice little wartime saga set in a department store, a bit Mr Selfridge. Flowed easy and nice likeable characters. Glad to see there will be in the series.

  4. says:

    A Store at War is a charming historical novel Lily Collins is fortunate to secure a position as a junior at Marlow s, but it is a different type of environment for her She needs to think before she acts that is going to be a challenge Lily also tends to speak her mind and is headstrong She makes friends with Gladys and Jim Jim stumbles upon a scheme and confides in Lily They want to find a way to stop the enterprise before it ruins Marlow s I liked the various characters in the story, and we see that people put on appearances We do not know what is going on in their lives until we take the time to get to know an individual I thought A Store at War was nicely written and it proceeded at a gentle pace It was interesting to learn what happened when an air raid siren went off while one is shopping in a department store There we...

  5. says:

    2.5 StarsRightly or wrongly, from the title I was expecting something a little Mr Selfridge from this book The setting of Marlow s Department Store is really just a device to bring together Lily with Grace, Jim and Betsy and there was sadly little about the store within the book I was hoping for tales of internecine warfare between departments and spiteful spinsters enforcing strict regimens on the junior staff It is far gentle than that, and, probably less interesting because of it.Even worse I got really confused about Lily The point is heavily stressed that she just left school in order to start work because her widowed mother needs the income This means she is 14 let that settle for a minute Lily, our heroine is 14 years old Now, I know there is a war on and the teenager hadn t been invented yet but 14 is 14 and from the tales my Grandmother told me nothing really ever changes So, she is hormonal and irrational and to be quite frank a child No, our Lily has a poised self assurance and is a stalwart to her new friends and family Honestly, she reads like a worldly mid twenties than a mere slip of thing of 14.That then leads to my second big issue with it Just how old is Jim It is clear from early on that there is flirting going on between him and Lily but he certainly seems to be much older than her The only thing that perhaps ...

  6. says:

    Such a good read I do enjoy domestic tales set at the time of WWII, and this is right up there with the best of them and there s to come Lily Collins, at fourteen, is now old enough to leave school and we first encounter her in a very nervous state on her way to interview for a prestigious local department store Gaining the job brings with it her mother s warnings to watch what she says and does and make sure she does nothing to jeopardise her position But will friendly Lily, with her strong moral...

  7. says:

    An enjoyable read set in World War 2 London This is such an easy read, the sort of thing you could easily consume on the sofa on a sunday afternoon with a cuppa Due to the festive season I ve been reading it on and off for a month now but it s such a sweet and lovely story you really can pick it up and put it down and not get confused.Lily Collins is the main character She is a young girl just trying to make the best of things during war time This book really showed the sacrifices people had to make in terms of rationing etc.The only downside for me is that nothing bad ever really happened to any of the characters and in war time London you would at least expect a little bit of destruction and deat...

  8. says:

    I really enjoyed this book Set in WW2 it s the story of Lily Collins and her family and friends Lily has to leave school at 14 as unfortunately her family can t afford her to carry on her education One of her teachers puts in a good word for her so that she manages to get a job in a large local department store Marlow s From day one things see...

  9. says:

    Stories from WW2 are my escape from psychological thrillers police procedurals This one, centred around a large department store during the war is a slightly different take on it, but it does provide some interesting characters with their stories.I really liked Lily with her headstrong nature her desire to do the right thing even if it did get her into a few scrapes Her whole family came across as real salt of the earth folk put into a situation they couldn t have imagined.I m...

  10. says:

    I loved reading this book about a department store during the time of war I loved the characters like Beryl was a character I once hated for being snooty but she mellowed towards the end like most characters do Lily is a strong character as she holds her...

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