Cover Reveal: The Girl from the Corner Shop, by Alrene Hughes

girl from the corner shop

About the book 

A heartbroken young widow joins the police force during World War Two in Manchester.

Widowed early in World War Two, heartbroken Helen Harrison is working in the family corner shop and, determined to rebuild her shattered life, decides to leave her domineering mother.

Her godmother, Pearl, offers her work in a fashion wholesaler. When the showroom is robbed, she meets DC Kershaw and he inspires her to join the Women’s Auxiliary Police Corps. Helen throws herself into the work, dealing with evacuees, the destitute and vulnerable.

A series of tragic events make Helen realize there’s still something missing in her life and soon she will have to choose between two very different men vying for her heart.

Perfect for fans of Diney Costeloe and Dilly Court.

About the author

Alrene Hughes grew up in Belfast and has lived in Manchester for most of her adult life. She worked for British Telecom and the BBC before training as an English teacher. After teaching for twenty years, she retired and now writes full-time.

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Facebook: @alrenehugheswriter

Twitter: @alrenehughes

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