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Hopes and Dreams for the Variety Girls is going on a blog 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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Hopes and Dreams for the Variety Girls by Tracy Baines


Genre: Historical Saga

Tour Dates: 11th - 17th August 2022

Publication Date: 11th August 2022

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Standalone Second Book in a series

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Types of post available: Review Only

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As war is declared can The Variety Girls keep smiling through…

Cleethorpes – September 1939

Struggling to keep their spirits up as the reality of war hits home and theatres are closed, friends Jessie Delaney and Frances O’Leary search for work to see them through until they can sing and dance again.

Frances, once upon a time followed her dreams of becoming a dancer but soon found herself with a broken heart and a precious secret when her lover abandoned her. Keeping her secret from her friends grows more difficult as time passes and their friendship grows..

But with her lover returning to England from a successful tour of America, how long will it be before the truth comes to light?

Secrets aren’t good for anyone and Frances isn’t the only one hiding things from her friends. Ginny Thomspon, another Variety Girl is hoping for the best. But is hope enough?

Can the Variety Girls pull together to help each other through the tough times or will their secrets tear them apart?

A gritty and heart-warming saga perfect for readers of Elaine Everest, Nancy Revell and Pam Howes.

About Tracy Baines

Tracy Baines is the bestselling saga writer of The Variety Girls series, originally published by Ebury, which Boldwood will continue with. She was born and brought up in Cleethorpes and spent her early years in the theatre world which inspired her writing. The first title of her new saga series for Boldwood – set amongst the fisherfolk of Grimsby – will be published in October 2022.

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Blog Tour Schedule


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

11th August

  1. Bookish Jottings

  2. Inspiredbypmdd

  3. Becca’s Book Reviews

12th August

  1. The Staffymum's Book Nook


13th August


  2. Bookish Dreamer

14th August

  1. Ginger Book Geek

  2. Leanne bookstagram

15th August

  1. @whatjaneyreads

  2. Sharon Beyond The Books

16th August

  1. QuirkyBookReads

17th August

  1. Stacey Hammond

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