Praise for The Silver Ladies of London
“… a page-turner..really great story-line and characters. Great read..couldn’t put it down!”
“This…has really filled my heart with joy and sometimes I’ve had a tear. I so hope they make it into a [tv]series. It’s like The House of Elliot with a car.”
“I was hooked from the first page! I was captivated by the characters and their situations and was so drawn into the story I lost several hours sleep.”
“I loved this book. I loved it because I felt part of the scene and felt an intimate relationship with each of the characters. I simply could not put it down and must confess being late for appointments because I just had to read a few pages more.”
“I loved the historical aspect and a lot of research has clearly gone into creating an authentic portrayal of London in the 1920s. Highly recommended!”
“…this book had me gripped from chapter one. it takes us through, love, fallouts, tragedy and happy times, all strong-willed ladies in their own right. I loved every bit of this book.”
“Loved this book it was different…The fashion, the cars, their struggle in a man’s world in the 20s; a good read.”
“A thoroughly absorbing read with a well crafted plot.”
“What a treat to read such a well written book. All the characters have you rooting for them and wanting to direct their next move. I’m impatient for the next novel from Lesley Eames.”
“The Silver Ladies of London is a very fast-paced and engaging…and I'd recommend it. The characters are well fleshed-out too. The plot is packed with struggles, challenges and triumphs as the ladies go through life.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel and am very surprised this is Lesley Eames first book. It is brilliantly executed from a writer who is clearly a professional who takes the standard of her work seriously.. The balance of tension, intrigue, romance and friendship created a rich tapestry of interest and the multi-dimensional characters grew and changed as the story progressed. I always measure the quality of a book by how much the characters and story stay in my head even when I'm not reading it. Ruth, Jenny, Lydia and Grace have been in my thoughts at all times of the day and I couldn't wait to get back to the story to see what happened next. “
“I absolutely LOVED this story - it was excellent, very well written and it has some brilliant characters!!”
“I loved the setting for the book and it was a delight for me to read. I love books of this period and historical fiction is one of my favourite genres and this one will be up there with my top reads of the year so far.”
“An extremely enjoyable read. This book has intricate and well woven subsidiary plots. The writing style is clear and easy to follow. The period setting is marvellous, highlighting the enormous difficulties faced by enterprising young women in the twenties both in business and in family interactions. There is exactly the right balance of excitement, pathos and romance. “
“What a lovely warm-hearted book. Once started I couldn't put it down. Really loved the style of writing covering all the trials and tribulations of life, family and friendship. The strong characters and story line kept me wanting more. An absolute pleasure to read. Couldn't recommend it enough. 110 out of 100 from me. Eagerly awaiting the next book by Lesley Eames.”
“I haven't been able to put this book down. Well written, well rounded characters and very heart warming with a few surprises. Recommended reading from a debut novelist who should go far - I hope there is a second volume on the way.”
‘If you're looking for a delightful story with a happy ending, The Silver Ladies of London is definitely the friend you should invite'
'A lovely story of determination and ambition. Such strong characters and a fab writing style. Excellent story that draws you in and allows you to step back in time'
'Good old-fashioned storytelling!'
'I loved the story, the unusual profession of the heroines and the way they were written, so realistic and full of life ... Highly recommended!'
'A lovely warm-hearted book. Once started I couldn't put it down'.
'A quick, enjoyable read!'
'A wonderful tale full of fantastic period detail, engrossing drama, poignant romance and powerful emotion, a first rate saga that will delight and enchant fans of Rosie Clarke, Elaine Everest and Jenny Holmes'
‘The Silver Ladies of London by Lesley Eames sweeps readers back in time to 1923. Ruth Turner is returning to her employer’s home of Arleigh Court after a surprising meeting. Unfortunately, the day quickly takes a downturn when Ruth along with her three friends are accused of stealing Mrs. Arleigh’s necklace and dismissed without references. Unable to find employment in their town because of the accusations of thievery, Ruth comes up with a plan. She inherited some funds along with a carriage house in London from her aunt. This will allow them to start over away from the stigma. In the carriage house they find a gorgeous and rare Silver Ghost Rolls Royce. They come up with the plan to open a car for hire service called the Silver Ladies. With their combined talents, anything is possible especially if they are willing to work hard to achieve their goal. The business soon takes off, their friendship is stronger than ever, and the girls have found romantic partners. But soon all they hold dear is threatened from a dangerous menace. How will they overcome this obstacle?
‘The Silver Ladies of London is a charming, historical novel with a sweet, happy ending.’
‘I found this book to be refreshingly original! Here is a cast of characters any reader can identify with, and a story full of rich historical details. My one complaint is that I couldn't put it down, and now I'm sad that it's over. This needs to be a series - and a Netflix Original. It would be fantastic.’
‘I loved the characters, I loved their individuality and Ms. Eames’s ability to write from each girl's perspective with a different voice.’
‘I absolutely LOVED this story - it was excellent, very well written and it has some brilliant characters!!
‘I loved the setting for the book and it was a delight for me to read. The writing style is excellent and you do feel as though you are living the story with Ruth, Lydia, Jenny and Grace! I love books of this period and historical fiction is one of my favourite genres and this one will be up there with my top reads of the year so far.’
‘Good, old-fashioned story telling!’
‘Set between the World Wars, this book gives us glimpse into the changing times. Going from servants to entrepreneurs, our heroines are living life to the fullest at a time when there were not a lot of opportunities. I really enjoyed the story and the writing of this book.’
‘A very lovely story, well written and interesting.’
‘A fun and enjoyable read. Highly recommended!’