12 Days of Fiction: Christmas For The Shop Girls

Christmas for the Shop Girls cover

Author Joanna Toye’s heartwarming and uplifting tale is filled with drama, fun and romance, set against a backdrop of hardship and danger during World War Two – enjoy this exclusive extract from the book read now by Joanna! Over the next 12 days we’ll reveal our top festive titles, let’s hope Santa pops one in your stocking!

For Lily Collins and her fellow shop girls at Marlow’s Department store, another Christmas with ration books, shortages of goods and staff – not to mention a store coping with war damage – will be a real challenge.

But the girls rally round and put their worries aside to make this, the hardest wartime Christmas yet, one that their families, and their town, will never forget.

Joanna reads a passage set on Christmas Day…


What Christmas means to Joanna…


Christmas For The Shop Girls by Joanna Toye is published by HarperCollins in paperback, RRP £7.99, and is available now from Amazon.

Look out for our next selection tomorrow… and enjoy these Christmas favourites, too!

Allison Hay

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