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Courage For The Clarks Factory Girls is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Courage For The Clarks Factory Girls by May Ellis


Genre: Historical Saga

Tour Dates: 29th June - 5th July 2024

Publication Date: 29th June 2024

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Standalone Second Book in the Clarks Factory Girls series

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Types of post available: Review Only

1915: As war continues to rage across the Channel, the families of the Somerset village of Street can no longer avoid its long shadow.


Workers in the Clarks shoe factory, at the heart of the village, have left for the army in droves, and news from the Front seems to grow darker by the day.


When life-long friends Louisa, Jeannie and Kate receive the news they had been fearing, all hope seems lost. And Louisa’s world will be rocked further when she makes another discovery, one that will see her cast out by her family, changing her life forever.


Kate and Jeannie are determined to be strong for their friend, but each of them has their own problems to bear, and when Jeannie’s beloved brother Lucas enlists, she fears history is about to repeat itself.


Can the Clarks factory girls help each other through the darkest days and keep hope alive?


The second in the heartwarming and gripping new saga series perfect for fans of Elaine Everest and Rosie Clarke.

About May Ellis

May Ellis has been a legal executive, registered childminder, professional fund – raiser and a teacher. She has travelled the world, including trekking in mountains, deserts and the Great Wall of China, as well as helping build a house in Thailand. She went to university in her forties and gained a first class degree and an MA while still working full – time. Her first book, a contemporary romance, was published in 2014. Since then she has had five more novels published, including another romance and a YA time travel adventure. The last three are gritty dramas set in the 1960s/70s published by Darkstroke Books. She lives in Somerset, within sight of Glastonbury Tor, volunteering at her local library and for the Alfred Gillett Trust (custodians of the Clark’s archives). Her current series, based on the factory workers at Clark’s Shoes was inspired by her move to the area and her love of social history

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

29th June

  1. Leanne bookstagram

  2. Let us talk of many things...

  3. Rachel Brimble Romance

30th June

  1. jen_loves_reading

  2. Ginger Book Geek

1st July

  1. @Leona.OMahony

  2. Books Lattes & Tiaras

2nd July

  1. Left on the Shelf

  2. @sams_fireside

3rd July

  1. Bookish Jottings

4th July

  1. Staceywh_17

  2. karen_loves_reading

5th July

  1. Jeanette's Thoughts

  2. @teaandbooks90

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