THE THIRD SHIPYARD GIRLS NOVEL. 'the author is one to watch' Sun'A riveting read is just what this is in more ways than one.' The Northern Echo'I enjoyed The Shipyard Girls very much indeed . ., . It has all the essentials of a good saga' Lyn Andrews ***********Sunderland, 1941As the world war continues the shipyard girls face hardships at home, but work and friendship give them strength to carry on. Gloria is smitten with her newly arrived bundle of joy, but baby Hope's first weeks are bittersweet., Hope's father is missing at sea, and with their future as a family so uncertain, Gloria must lean on her girls for support. Meanwhile, head welder Rosie has turned her back on love to keep her double life secret. But her persistent beau is determined to find out the truth and if he does, it could ruin her., And there is finally a glimmer of hope for Polly and her family when Bel and Joe fall in love. But it isn't long before a scandalous revelation threatens to pull them all apart. Praise for The Shipyard Girls series: 'I have just finished The Shipyard Girls and enjoyed it very much indeed ., . . It has all the essentials of a good saga: well-drawn, believable, sympathetic characters, storylines which keep the reader turning the page and a very authentic background ., . . The special bond that develops between the women makes it a very well rounded novel and will I'm sure have readers eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.' Lyn Andrews 'I had read The Shipyard Girls and enjoyed it tremendously, so much so that I bought Nancy's second book., Strong characters and an absorbing story-line. Can't wait to read her third novel.' Rosie Archer, author of The Gunpowder and Glory Girls 'The Shipyard Girls is just wonderful. Heartfelt, pacy and gutsy, I adore it already and will no doubt be devouring the rest of the series with just as much enthusiasm.' Fiona Ford, author The Spark Girl 'A real insight into how it was for these women in a Sunderland major ship building yard ..., The foundation book of a series. Which I shall be reading as each one is written. Loved it.'