IT'S SAGA SATURDAY!! Please welcome saga author Lynn Johnson...


I am so pleased to be invited to Rachel’s blog again this year. It’s just over a year since I was here as a debut author and what a year it has been for all of us! Many of us are finding time to do more reading than perhaps we are used to while others are struggling to make time for themselves. The many different formats to choose from this can really help. From ebooks, audio and MP3’s to paperbacks and hardback, they can each have a place. Some books I have to have in physical format while others I can listen to and relax – possibly in the bath with a glass of wine.


I am happy to say that The Girl from the Workhouse has now been published in ebook, audio and paperback, and has become the first of my Potteries Girls sagas. I began writing about Ginnie after doing a considerable amount of research into my family tree and, although I write fiction, there are many things that have been taken from true life. They do say that fact is stranger than fiction, don’t they? As I began to write, one of my characters made it known that she too had a story she wished to tell. She and Ginnie are very different and, the more I wrote about Ginnie, the more insistent Constance Copeland became, and I made a promise to her that her story would be told.

Wartime with the Tram Girls, the second in the series set during WW1, takes up the story of Constance who has a mind of her own and is not afraid to let her thoughts be known. In this second book we meet new friends but, don’t worry, Ginnie and Sam are both at hand to help when life becomes… well, difficult, and Constance has a struggle on her hands.


Wartime with the Tram Girls – Book Blurb.

July 1914: Britain is in turmoil as WW1 begins to change the world. While the young men disappear off to foreign battlefields, the women left at home throw themselves into jobs meant for the boys.

Hiding her privileged background and suffragette past, Constance Copeland signs up to be a clippie – collecting money and giving tickets – on the trams despite her parents’ disapproval.

Constance, now known as Connie, soon finds there is more to life than wealth she was born into and she soon makes fast friends with lively fellow Clippies, Betty and Jean, as well as growing closer to the charming, gentle Inspector Robert Caldwell.

But Connie is haunted by another secret; and if it comes out, it could destroy her new life.

After war ends and the men return to take back their roles, will Connie find that she can return to her previous existence? Or has she been changed forever by seeing a new world through the tram windows?






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