Christmas with the Bobby Girls

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What to expect

The third book in an uplifting, lively saga series centered around women entering the world of policing for the first time, set at the outbreak of the First World War.

In the midst of war, can they find a reason to celebrate?

1915. Patrolling is the last thing on the minds of Women’s Police Service recruits Annie, Maggie and Poppy right now, because Annie and her fianc√© Richard are about to get married. She’s been waiting for this day her whole life, but when it finally comes it brings only heartache and Annie doesn’t know if she can go on.

The influx of soldiers to the capital means that the WPS’s work is more important than ever, though, and Annie’s country needs her. She and the girls are posted to the bustling heart of the city and she hopes the new job will distract her from her sorrow.

It certainly does that. Soon the biggest bombing raid of the war causes chaos on their patch. On top of that, Annie suspects that a group of men are forcing European refugees into prostitution and resolves to stop them by Christmas. But by the time she realises just how high up the scandal goes, she might be in too deep to get out . . .

The Bobby Girls Series is perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Daisy Styles and Call the Midwife

(P) 2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Critics Review

  • PRAISE FOR THE BOBBY GIRLS SERIES

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  • Filled with richly drawn characters that leap from the page, and a plot that’s so well researched and well written you will believe you are in the thick of wartime policing, The Bobby Girls is a must-read for all saga fans.

    Fiona Ford, bestselling author of Christmas at Liberty's
  • I really enjoyed reading about Britain’s first female police officers. A lot of research has gone into this book and it’s all the richer and more readable for it. An exciting new voice in women’s fiction.

    Kate Thompson, bestselling author of Secrets of the Singer Girls
  • Johanna Bell has hit the jackpot with this striking WW1 crime story. The author places the focus firmly on the girls’ growth into independent members of society in a rapidly changing world. It’s a heartening central message conveyed with verve and empathy and remains relevant to today’s readers, both young and old.

    Jenny Holmes, author of The Spitfire Girls
  • A well-researched and interesting story giving a great insight into early women’s policing.

    Anna Jacobs, bestselling author of the Ellindale series
  • I really did enjoy The Bobby Girls. It has a lovely warm feeling about it and is excellently written.

    Maureen Lee, RNA award-winning author of Dancing in the Dark

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