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A Shop Girl in Bath
01 Jul 2018 * EBOOK * £2.99 * 9781788546508

1910 – A compelling tale of female empowerment in Bath's leading department store. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridge and The Paradise.

Fiction / FRH (Romance)
Extent: 336 pages
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1910 – A compelling tale of one woman's fight for recognition in Bath's leading department store.

Hardworking and whip smart, Elizabeth Pennington is the rightful heir of Bath's premier department store – but her father, Edward Pennington, believes his daughter lacks the business acumen to run his empire. He is resolute a man will succeed him.

Determined to break from her father's hold and prove she is worthy of inheriting Pennington's, Elizabeth forms an unlikely alliance with ambitious and charismatic master glove-maker Joseph Carter. They have the same goal: bring Pennington's into a new decade while embracing woman's equality and progression. But, despite their best intentions, it is almost impossible not to mix business and pleasure...

Can the two thwart Edward Pennington's plans for the store? Or will Edward prove himself an unshakeable force who will ultimately ruin both Elizabeth and Joseph?

Previously published as The Mistress of Pennington's.

What readers are saying:

'It was so interesting to read ... I hope Rachel Brimble writes another book about these characters. Highly recommend!' Sharon Brewer, NetGalley.

'The story was a pleasure to read as the writing was so very good and easy to get lost in ... It's a captivating read that touched my heart deeply and is currently one of my top 5 favorite books to have read so far this year' Clare Roden, NetGalley.

'This story [...] brought out the fact that hard work and determination pays and that you can succeed despite the odds' Mystica Varathapalan, NetGalley.

Rachel Brimble lives in Wiltshire with her husband of twenty years, two teenage daughters and her beloved chocolate Labrador, Tyler. Multi-published in the US, she is thrilled to have a new beginning writing for Aria in the UK. When Rachel isn't writing, she enjoys reading across the genres, knitting and walking the English countryside with her family... often stopping off at a country pub for lunch and a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

This is the author's 20th novel, also writing for Mills & Boon and Kensington.

MARKET: For fans of the TV series Mr Selfridge and The Paradise.


'This story [...] brought out the fact that hard work and determination pays and that you can succeed despite the odds' Mystica Varathapalan, NetGalley

'The writing was strong, the characters well developed and the plot engaging. Recommended!' Malia Zaidi, NetGalley

'Perfect for fans of historical fiction! ... There's a romance, there's interesting historic details, but best of all, there are the two characters - Elizabeth and Joseph ... A very good read!' Kathleen Gray, Netgalley

'A captivating read that touched my heart deeply and is currently one of my top 5 favourite books to have read so far this year. A brilliant 5 Stars!' Clare Roden, NetGalley

'A first class saga that is absolutely perfect to curl up with and lose oneself in!' Julie Bonello, NetGalley

'A wonderful debut by author Rachel Brimble. It's an incredibly welcome one' Katherine Hayward, NetGalley

This saga takes you right through the doors of the department stores of history and how such places began and made their name in the world. Think Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and John Lewis' Joanne D'Arcy

'I really did feel as though I had been transported back to 1910' Amanda Oughton, NetGalley

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