The Silver Ladies of London: Four heroines, a scandal, a secret and a silver Rolls Royce
Dismissed without references when their employer's valuable necklace goes missing, friends Ruth, Lydia, Jenny and Grace try to rebuild their lives far from home in London.
A surprise financial inheritance and gift of a beauti
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I absolutely LOVED this story - it was excellent, very well written and it has some brilliant characters!!
I loved the setting for the book and it was a delight for me to read. The writing style is excellent and you do feel as though you are living the story with Ruth, Lydia, Jenny and Grace! I love books of this period and historical fiction is one of my favourite genres and this one will be up there with my top reads of the year so far.
Five stars from me, ...more
I loved the story, the unusual profession of the heroines and the way they were written, so realistic and full of life.
A fun and enjoyable read.
Many thanks to Aria and Netgalley for this ARC
It's early 20th century when four young woman are being fired from their servant jobs in the English countryside for a crime they didn't commit. They decide to move to London and start up their own business. Quite a daring thing to do in a man's world. A string of exciting events follows, moving at a good pace, entertaining me all the way.
The characters are very well developed, a team of lovely ladies, each with her own quirks. Such a joy to see them gro ...more
Accused of a theft of a valuable necklace, dismissed without references which in a small town was a death knell for any hopes of finding employment, the four girls face a very bleak future. An unexpected inheritance for one of the girls who is determined that all four should benefit, they take themselves o ...more
I would like to thank Ms. Eames for a book with sweet, clean romance, sappy, but not overly so - not to what I call "Hallmark-y". I loved the characters, I loved their individuality and Ms. Eames ability to write from ...more
I just finished reading this fabulous story. I loved the era it was set in and of course London even though I'm from the USA. The characters are unique as are their situations in the world of true love. The plot is solid, and the novel moves along in great fashion. The tie up of the characters near the end gave a sense of happiness and love unending. Extremely few errors noted and they don't take away from this 5 star book!! ...more
I found myself getting frustrated with the uppity "ladies" in the book and the men that gave them a hard time but then I remembered that was how the MAN's world was back then and women can be mean to each other even today.
This was a quick but enjoyable book for me and I would prop ...more
Ruth, Lydia, Jenny and Grace are four young women who have become friends through working and living together; but it comes as a shock when they are all dismissed, albeit unfairly, on the same day. With very little chance of finding further employment in the small town of Ruston, they decide to head off to London in the hope of improving their lot in life, with t ...more
I am pleased to say it worked and it worked really well that I had to keep reading, way past my bedtime! (Thank goodness I was on holiday!)
Four girls Ruth, Lydia, Jenny and Grace all work together in a big house in domestic roles.
That is until the day they are dismissed without references.
But that is the day th ...more
Four young women, Ruth, Jenny, Lydia, and Grace work together in a household in a small town. Their employer is a wealthy woman with a temper to reckon with. As a necklace disappears – stolen – she accuses her employees of the theft and dismisses them without references.
The four women, disgraced, and therefore unemployable must think of other options for making a living. In this gloomy setting, there is one spark of light. Ruth has inherited s ...more
Well written with a great cast of characters, I loved the relationships between the four girls. It was lovely to read of such strong women in the male-dominated 1920s. The characters were all believable and engaging. A story of love, tragedy, new beginnings with ups and downs throughout.
I was surprised to find out this was a debut novel as it is so well written ...more
This was a mediocre book, nothing real deep, no masterful plot. I found things a bit awkward with the friends secretly longing for each others' boyfriends and everyone being so enthusiastic about it. And they all fell in love with people they barely spoke to, and next thing you knew, they were getting married. You've got your token villain who gets his in the end. You knew he would. I mean, it's an okay read, but I did find it a bit redundant and predictable. My least favorite character ...more
💕 Ruth, Lydia, Jenny and Grace are wonderful strong characters in their individual ways. Together, they are a force to be reckoned with. Secrets, scandal and a bumpy road won't stop them, they're determined women making their way in the world. Leaving their past behind and facing an uncertain future, four friends pull together. A brilliant story of courage over adversity, and friendships like no other.
I'm thrilled to have read this wonderful story by Lesley ...more