FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LIZZIE'S SECRET and LIZZIE'S WAR.
LONDON 1958. Lizzie Larch battles to keep her daughters safe and out of harm's reach. Perfect for the fans of Nadine Dorries and Lyn Andrews.
Lizzie adores her beautiful and clever daughters and will do anything for them. Both possess a wonderful creative flair, but have fiercely different characters. Betty, the eldest, is head strong like Lizzie's first husband whilst Francie is talented and easily influenced.
When Betty runs away after an argument with Sebastian, heartbreak and worry descend on the family.
At great risk to her health, Lizzie finds herself pregnant but is determined to give Sebastian the son they craved.
Sebastian meanwhile is plunged into a dangerous overseas mission using his old contacts to track Betty to Paris and to the lair of the rogue that seduced her.
Consumed with guilt, can Sebastian right the wrongs of the past and finally unite his family and friends?
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Captivated & admittedly impressed, eclectic tastes, personally...and while not 'highly exalted' reading, nonetheless, well written & hope for more adventures of the 'Lizzie Larch Legacy'! Thank you for an intelligent distraction from my day-to-day existence & accurate historical events!
Third book in The Workshop Girls series!
Lizzie’s Daughters by Rosie Clarke is the third book in The Workshop Girls series. We travel back to 1958 in London, England where we join Lizzie Winters and her family. Lizzie is married to Sebastian Winters, and they have two daughters, Betty and Francie. Betty is seventeen, naïve, stubborn, spoiled and headstrong (very much like her birth father). Francie is fourteen years old and currently at an art college. She is a talented artist. Lizzie owns Lizzie Larch Hats and has workrooms that construct her designs. Betty wishes to quit school and go to work in them. Sebastian, her stepfather, wishes for her to get an education and insists she stay in school. Betty has been going out to the clubs at night and has met Pierre Saint-Jacquez. Betty fancies herself in love with Pierre and, after a nasty argument with Sebastian, she disappears with him. But will life in Paris be what Betty expects? Francie entered a contest with Styled magazine and won second prize. She is thrilled with the tickets to a fashion show (the prize she wanted). But when the first prize winner doesn’t turn up, Francie finds herself modeling at the show. Francie is then roped into modeling for photo shoots and her school career is in jeopardy. Lizzie has been told not to get pregnant again, but she wants to provide Sebastian with a son. She finds herself with child and put on bed rest. Francie is brought home to take care of Lizzie while Sebastian heads to Paris to locate Betty. Before Sebastian can complete his mission in Paris, he is sent to East Berlin. Sebastian has been trying to locate an old friend’s daughter for three years, and she has finally been found. It will be a dangerous trip to get her out of country and back to England. To see how the story ends, pick up Lizzie’s Daughters.
Lizzie’s Daughters is well-written and engaging. I liked the characters, the settings and the time period. It was a captivating time in Europe as nations slowly recovered from the war and the Cold War was just beginning (East Berlin had yet to erect the Berlin Wall). I found Lizzie’s Daughters easy to read and it had a decent pace (a couple of slow sections). Rosie Clarke is a descriptive writer and tends to get a little wordy. There are several storylines going on in the story (as you can tell), but they are not overly complicated (or difficult to keep track of). I give Lizzie’s Daughters 4 out of 5 stars. Lizzie’s Daughters is a British novel so you will find the spelling of some words different. Lizzie’s Daughters is the third book in the series, but is easily a stand-alone. I do want to go back and read the first two books in the series (curious to see where it all started). I did feel the book was a little long. I felt a little editing would have enhanced Lizzie’s Daughters. Betty’s naivete did begin to wear on me after a time. I did not believe she would ever wise up to the ways of the world. I was disappointed with the ending. It was incomplete (needed an epilogue). I hope that there will be another novel in The Workshop Girls series (so I can find out what happens).