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The Lily Baker Series

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Picturehouse Girls

Courage and romance on the eve of World War Two.

World War Two is about to start. What if you had to leave everything you knew behind?

It’s 1938 and hard-working Lily Baker’s life turns upside down when she and her family move to a new town. Two jobs leave little free time, yet she becomes involved in a struggle to improve her area. Pushed by the group leader she undertakes tasks she previously thought impossible, and meets the man of her dreams. Amidst homesickness, looming war and an aggressive father can she find the strength to win through?
If you love warm-hearted stories, filled with nostalgia, period details, engaging characters, and a riveting plot, this book is ideal for you.


This is the first in the Lily Baker series.

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Telephone Girls

Courage, fear, and friendship in wartime France.

How far would you go to keep yourself and your friends safe? Could you keep working if German army was at your door?

Determined army telephonist Lily Baker and her friends work in Paris when France surrenders to Hitler. With the Nazis entering the city, they must overcome horrific obstacles as they dash towards the coast. Can they surmount incredible odds to get there before the final boat leaves for home?
You’ll be gripped by this heart-stopping story as you follow their struggles to find safety before the German army overwhelms them.
The Telephone Girls is the second in the historic fiction Lily Baker series. This heart-wrenching story features courage, friendship, betrayal, a lost child, compelling characters and a riveting plot.

If you like vivid stories that take you right into the world of the characters, you’ll love The Telephone Girls. Treat yourself to a good read now.

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A.R.P. Girls

The London Blitz. A brave war worker. A budding romance.
Soldier Lily is a natural helper, supporting those bombed or homeless in her volunteer role as Air Raid Protection warden.

While London burns, Lily and her colleagues are in danger every night. She finds herself attracted to another ARP volunteer, David. Yet her fiancé is missing, presumed dead, and she is consumed with guilt at her feelings for David. Should she be with him? What if she did and her fiancé returns home?
When she and David are caught in a bomb blast, Lily’s life is changed in ways she never expected. As she recovers she must find the strength to continue with her life and war work.

The ARP Girls is the third book in the Lily Baker series. If you enjoy believable characters, engaging storylines, and heart-warming relationships, then you’ll love Patricia McBride’s gripping and emotional book.

Buy The ARP Girls today to enjoy this historically rich and moving story.


The Deptford Girls

A country at war. Friends in trouble. A fascist traitor. Stepping up can only lead Lily to danger.


Rescuing friends or spotting spies; Private Lily Baker always gets involved. 


While London burns she looks out for workmates and girlfriends, but also uncovers a web of deception at the Depot where she works. 


When the ruthless suspect knows she’s closing in, she must act fast to unmask the traitor and save her friends, herself, and the brave soldiers overseas whose lives are at risk.


The Deptford Girls is the fourth in the Lily Baker wartime series. This heart-wrenching story features courage, friendship, betrayal, compelling characters and a captivating plot.


If you like vivid stories that take you right into the world of the characters, you’ll love The Deptford Girls. Cuddle up with a cuppa and enjoy this exciting, warm-hearted read.

What do readers think?


Enjoyable Read

"Such a nice change to read about someone in a different occupation. Pull up a chair, cuddle up in it with a cuppa and enjoy how Lily evolved. Hope there's a follow on. Great read"

Days Gone By

"This a really good book. Very enjoyable. I found it very hard to set down. I will continue to follow the Author and I am sure the next book will be just as enjoyable."

A Lot More Than A Typical World War II Novel

"A really enjoyable book. Excellent writing style. A lot more fun than the typical WWII historical novel. Highly recommended."

Read all 3 books as the story carries on.

"Good read. Have read the other books that follow, would recommend them"

Easy Read

"I really enjoyed reading The Picture House Girls and enjoyed the fact that it was historically correct. I have read a couple of Patricia’s books and have enjoyed them all."

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