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Author: Julia Stoneham
Genre: Women's Reads
Rights: World English
Pub. Date: 14th June 2012
Price: £6.99 RRP
Part of the series:
The Land Girls Trilogy
It is early spring in 1944 and the war in Europe continues, with the Allies poised to invade northern France. For Alice Todd, it is the start of her second year as warden of the Land Army hostel in the wild Devonshire countryside – and a time of change as she recovers from the aftermath of her broken marriage. Alice becomes increasingly self-reliant and confident, learning to balance her new working lifestyle with her continuing role as a mother to her only son. Her leadership has won her the affection and confidence of the Land Girls in her charge and, as the seeds of friendship are sewn, she finds herself increasingly caught up in the lives of the women that surround her, lives that are complex, humorous and sometimes tragic.
Despite the momentous changes of the past few years, Alice sees little difference in the face reflected in the mirror, but inside she has found reserves of strength she didn’t know she had. Her spirit attracts the admiration of Roger Bayliss, her enigmatic employer, but is his attention going to help or hinder her new-found independence?
'This would do very nicely for a dark winter evening in front of the fire...The characters were well drawn and believable and drew both empathy with and sympathy from the reader...keeping the interest going.'Historical Novels Review
A bit slow to start and then it reallty picked up. Really enjoyed the book and look forward to reading the sequel.Valerie Cronk, Australia
I bought and thoroughly enjoyed The Girl at the Farmhouse Gate. However I was slightly disappointed with the end of the book, so I do hope there is a sequel!Mrs M.S. Bishop Auckland
What a delightful story again of the land-girls. I sincerely hope, by the way it ended, that another book will follow. It was an easy read and I felt relaxed. Even though I've felt ill recently, it seemed to take me over and I forgot how ill I felt - just how a good book should be! Thank you.Mrs J.S. Maidstone
Thoroughly enjoyed the book & didn't want to put it down.Had already read Muddy Boots & Silk Stockings & was elated to find that this one had been written.Wish that Alice's Girls was available now!!!Mrs H. A. Thompson