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Lyn Andrews - Author

About the Author

Lyn Andrews was born and raised in Liverpool. The daughter of a policeman, she also married a policeman and, after becoming the mother of triplets, took some years off from her writing while she brought up her family. In 1993 Lyn was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Award.

Photograph copyright © Michael Trevillon

Featured books by Lyn Andrews

From Liverpool with Love

From Liverpool with Love

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

A heartwarming Liverpool saga from the bestselling author of THE HOUSE ON LONELY STREET and LIVERPOOL ANGELS for readers of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn In 1920s Liverpool, Jane, her little brother Alfie and their mother Ellen have faced the horrors of the workhouse together. But when Ellen dies, two very different paths open up for the siblings. Jane is sent to work in the Empire Laundry and builds a new life for herself with the neighbours who take her in. She finds solace there and the promise of a happy future when she falls for Joe, their eldest son. But Alfie absconds from the workhouse and embarks on a life of crime. When their paths cross once more, Alfie turns on his sister. His plans will jeopardise every happiness she hoped for...

From Liverpool with Love

From Liverpool with Love

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2015

A heartwarming Liverpool saga from the bestselling author of THE HOUSE ON LONELY STREET and LIVERPOOL ANGELS for readers of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn In 1920s Liverpool, Jane, her little brother Alfie and their mother Ellen have faced the horrors of the workhouse together. But when Ellen dies, two very different paths open up for the siblings. Jane is sent to work in the Empire Laundry and builds a new life for herself with the neighbours who take her in. She finds solace there and the promise of a happy future when she falls for Joe, their eldest son. But Alfie absconds from the workhouse and embarks on a life of crime. When their paths cross once more, Alfie turns on his sister. His plans will jeopardise every happiness she hoped for...

From Liverpool with Love

From Liverpool with Love

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2014

In 1920s Liverpool, Jane, her little brother Alfie and their mother Ellen have faced the horrors of the workhouse together. But when Ellen dies, two very different paths open up for the siblings. Jane is sent to work in the Empire Laundry and builds a new life for herself with the neighbours who take her in. She finds solace there and the promise of a happy future when she falls for Joe, their eldest son. But Alfie absconds from the workhouse and embarks on a life of crime. When their paths cross once more, Alfie turns on his sister. His plans will jeopardise every happiness she hoped for...

Liverpool Angels

Liverpool Angels

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2014

Liverpool Angels

Liverpool Angels

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Born at the turn of the twentieth century, Mae Strickland is only a few days old when her mother suddenly dies. Her aunt Maggie brings Mae up together with her own children, Eddie and Alice, and the girls become like sisters. In spite of Mae's unhappy start, life feels full of promise. Then, as the First World War looms, everything changes. While the local men - including young Eddie - leave to fight, Mae and Alice train as field nurses. As they travel to the front line in the wake of family tragedy, nothing can prepare them for the hardship that lies ahead. Yet there is solace to be found amid the wreckage of the war, and for both, romance is on the horizon. But it will take great courage for Mae and Alice to follow their hearts. Can love win out in the end?

Sunlight on the Mersey

Sunlight on the Mersey

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Three years have passed since the end of the Great War. Yet life in Liverpool remains uncertain for shopkeeper's wife Kate Mundy and her family. Following recent heartbreak, seventeen-year-old Rose is sent to work in rural Wales, where she is enchanted by the 'big house' and by David, its tragic young owner. Sister Iris can't escape so easily, especially when an accident has devastating consequences for the family. Meanwhile ex-soldier Charlie is keen to secure a brighter future for himself...even if it means putting ambition above his own happiness. There is romance in store for each of the family. But can love blossom amidst the challenges that lie ahead?

Other books by Lyn Andrews

Across a Summer Sea A warm-hearted, dramatic and nostalgic saga

Across a Summer Sea A warm-hearted, dramatic and nostalgic saga

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2018

For the sake of her children, a young mother endures a violent marriage - but there is hope of better things to come... Lyn Andrews writes a moving saga in Across a Summer Sea, a tale of a mother's devotion and taking chances. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Cathy Sharp. Mary McGann's marriage has always been difficult, thanks to her husband Frank's drunken, jealous nature. Only because the little money he earns in the docks keeps food in the mouths of their children is Mary prepared to put up with him. When Frank throws them all out on the street, Mary flees to her family in Dublin. There she meets Richard O'Neill, a handsome and gentle man. Despite the attraction between them, Mary's not looking for love, and when she hears that Frank needs her, she returns to Liverpool, foreseeing a future of yet more hardship. But there are surprises in store. Though tragedy and danger are looming, a brighter horizon lies beyond - if Mary's prepared to be strong and take the chances that come her way . . . What readers are saying about Across a Summer Sea: '[Lyn Andrews] is most definitely my favourite author - I have never read anything which has been less than brilliant' 'What a truly enlightening story from heartbreak to untold hardships to finally find true love - beautiful' 'Five stars'

The Liverpool Matchgirl: The heart-rending saga of a motherless Liverpool girl

The Liverpool Matchgirl: The heart-rending saga of a motherless Liverpool girl

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Parentless and alone on the streets of Liverpool, Lizzie must fight for a brighter future... A nostalgic and poignant saga of Liverpool in the years before the First World War, from the Sunday Times bestselling author Lyn Andrews. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Donna Douglas and Rosie Goodwin. Liverpool, 1901. The Tempest family is all but destitute, barely able to put food on the table. When Florrie falls ill with pneumonia and Arthur is imprisoned after a drunken fight, their thirteen-year-old daughter Lizzie finds herself parentless, desperate and alone. Despite her young age, Lizzie has spirit and determination, and she knows that she must find work to keep herself off the streets. In a stroke of luck, she gets a job in the match factory, and foreman George Rutherford takes her under his wing. A new home with the Rutherfords promises a safe haven, but the years ahead will be far from trouble-free. And when Lizzie gives her heart, how can she be sure she has chosen a better man than her own father? What readers are saying about The Liverpool Matchgirl: 'I couldn't put it down' Amazon reader, 5 stars 'Love this book...another brilliant novel from a brilliant author' Amazon reader, 5 stars 'An excellent read, Lyn Andrews never disappoints' Amazon reader, 5 stars

Friends Forever A heart-warming saga of the power of friendship

Friends Forever A heart-warming saga of the power of friendship

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Two young women find the bond of lifelong friendship gives them the strength to hold on to their dreams, in the hardship of 1920s Liverpool. In Friends Forever, Lyn Andrews weaves an unforgettable saga of friendship overcoming life's hardships. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Joan Jonker. In 1928 Bernie O'Sullivan and Molly Keegan catch their first glimpse of the bustling city they're about to call home. Both seventeen, and best friends since childhood, the girls have left Ireland behind to seek an exciting new life in Liverpool. They are dismayed to discover that the relatives they are to stay with have barely two pennies to rub together; the promised grand house is a run-down building in one of Liverpool's worst slum areas. Desperate to escape, Bernie secures a position as a domestic servant, while Molly is taken on as a shop assistant. Soon they have settled and find themselves in love with local men. For both, though, love holds surprises and the danger of ruin in an unforgiving world . . .

Love and a Promise A heartrending saga of family, duty and a terrible choice

Love and a Promise A heartrending saga of family, duty and a terrible choice

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

A promise to the woman who saved her life holds Maddy back from following her heart... Lyn Andrews writes an unforgettable family saga in Love and a Promise, set in both Dublin and Liverpool. Perfect for fans of Maureen Lee and Katie Flynn. 'A page-turning and beautifully written novel. The loves and tragedies of the Kiernan siblings will keep you hooked until the very end' - Irish World Maddy Kiernan knows her situation is desperate. With her parents dead, her brother Thomas is left as guardian to Maddy and her sister Carmel. But Thomas has plans that don't include his sisters and his reckless ambition could put all their futures at risk. Sharp-witted and strong-willed, Maddy knows she must assume responsibility for the fragile young Carmel. When Thomas deserts Ireland for Liverpool, Maddy realises she has little option but to follow. Within days the girls are destitute, their precious savings gone. Even when Maddy finds a position with an elderly widow, Thomas's aspirations threaten their security. And then Maddy is faced with a terrible choice - between love and a promise... What readers are saying about Love and a Promise: '[This book] was excellent from cover to cover. I found myself staying up late at night just to finish it - you just cannot put it down! It has real life drama, romance and a wonderful ending' 'Once I start a Lyn Andrews book, I cannot stop reading it. I feel as if I have been transported back in time' 'Love and a Promise is a great and gripping story, I just had to continue until I'd finished the book. It is a great story of rags to riches and the heartbreak in between - just a lovely story'

Liverpool Sisters A heart-warming family saga of sorrow and hope

Liverpool Sisters A heart-warming family saga of sorrow and hope

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2017

LIVERPOOL SISTERS is a nostalgic, heart-warming and dramatic Merseyside saga from bestselling author Lyn Andrews - not to be missed by readers of Dilly Court and Kitty Neale. Liverpool, 1907. Thanks to their father's success, sisters Livvie and Amy Goodwin are moving from their cramped home to a roomier house on the outskirts of Liverpool. But tragedy strikes when their adored mother dies in childbirth. The girls are still grieving when Thomas introduces their new stepmother - a woman just a few years older than Livvie. Thomas has plans for his daughters. He wants Livvie to marry a wealthy neighbour's son - not Frank Hadley, the kind and handsome factory manager she is attracted to. Their relationship is a dangerous enough secret, but Livvie's interest in the Suffragettes could drive Thomas to the edge. For the Goodwin girls, the happy future they once took for granted is far from certain...

Far From Home A young woman finds hope and tragedy in 1920s Liverpool

Far From Home A young woman finds hope and tragedy in 1920s Liverpool

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2016

Lyn Andrews' storytelling gift shines through on every page of her Sunday Times bestseller FAR FROM HOME - the perfect read if you enjoy the novels of Kate Thompson and Dilly Court. As daughter of the blacksmith in her tiny Irish village, sixteen-year-old Kitty Doyle knows little of the ways of the world, but she has to grow up fast when her widowed father re-marries and she has no choice but to leave the family home. Luckily there's work to be found over the water in 1920s Liverpool and soon Kitty has a job in a grocer's, where she also catches the eye of the owner. With Kitty's input the business is soon thriving - but tragedy lies ahead, and she must endure many trials and tribulations before she can find true happiness...

Liverpool Sisters A heart-warming family saga of sorrow and hope

Liverpool Sisters A heart-warming family saga of sorrow and hope

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2016

LIVERPOOL SISTERS is a nostalgic, heart-warming and dramatic Merseyside saga from bestselling author Lyn Andrews - 'An outstanding storyteller' Woman's Weekly. Not to be missed by readers of Dilly Court and Kitty Neale. It is 1907. Liverpool is a bustling and busy city. Sisters Livvie and Amy Goodwin are just sixteen and thirteen years old when their adored mother dies in childbirth. They are still missing their mum every day when their father Thomas announces that he is going to marry again. His new bride is Mary Fitzgerald, a girl just a few years older than Livvie, and only time will tell whether Mary will be the kind of step-mother a motherless girl could love. There's more trouble ahead, for Thomas believes that he should make all the important decisions in his daughters' lives, so whether it's joining the Suffragettes or marrying for love, he won't stand for it if they go against his will. But Livvie is determined to ensure that she and her sister will find a way to happiness...

When Daylight Comes An engrossing saga of family, tragedy and escapism

When Daylight Comes An engrossing saga of family, tragedy and escapism

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

WHEN DAYLIGHT COMES - a heart-warming and compelling saga by Lyn Andrews. Not to be missed by readers of Dilly Court and Donna Douglas. Jessica Brennan's world falls apart when her father is lost at sea. The death of her mother soon after is almost too much to bear. Then Jess learns that the family business is in ruins, and there are further blows to come. Suddenly a young woman who has known only comfort and security finds herself alone and friendless. But Jess is a fighter and in her darkest hour she finds the strength she needs to start again. Tragedy, however, is just around the corner...

Heart and Home Will all their dreams come true?

Heart and Home Will all their dreams come true?

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2016

HEART AND HOME is a poignant saga of shop girls in 1930s Liverpool from Lyn Andrews, the Sunday Times bestselling author of FROM LIVERPOOL WITH LOVE and THE HOUSE ON LONELY STREET. Not to be missed by readers of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn. Cathie Kinrade is all too used to hardship. Growing up on the Isle of Man in the 1930s, she sees her da set sail daily on dangerous seas while her mam struggles to put food on the table. Cathie has little hope for her own future, until a chance encounter changes her fortunes for ever. Fiercely determined, Cathie leaves for Liverpool, a bustling modern city full of possibility. With a lively job as a shop girl in a grand department store, and a firm friend in kind-hearted Julia, Cathie has found her niche. But the discovery of an explosive secret could put everything at risk. And when love comes calling, Cathie's new friends fear that she may be set to trust the wrong man with her heart...

The Ties that Bind A friendship that can survive war, tragedy and loss

The Ties that Bind A friendship that can survive war, tragedy and loss

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

THE TIES THAT BIND is a powerful, moving saga from bestselling author Lyn Andrews. Not to be missed by readers of Kate Thompson and Donna Douglas. Tessa O'Leary is the only daughter of a family of fatherless boys. When her mother dies she's her brothers' lifeline to survival. So for Tessa the privations of war are just another battle to be fought for a young woman who was born fighting... Elizabeth Harrison is oppressed by her shopkeeper mother's snobbish expectations and it seems that the coming war could offer her an escape from her family's emotional ties - but at what cost?

Take these Broken Wings Can she escape her tragic past?

Take these Broken Wings Can she escape her tragic past?

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

Lyn Andrews' powerful Liverpool saga TAKE THESE BROKEN WINGS is perfect for readers of Dilly Court and Kate Thompson. Since she was six, Hannah Peckham has known how hard the world is. Thrown into the workhouse by the cousin to whom her desperate soldier father entrusted her, she emerges determined to make the most of what life has to offer, however little that might be. But the narrow confines of the workhouse have left Hannah ill-prepared for the hurly-burly of the Liverpool household in which she finds work. Naive and impetuous, when she loses the man she loves she rushes into a violent marriage from which there seems no escape - without terrible consequences...

Every Mother's Son As the Liverpool Blitz rages, war touches every family...

Every Mother's Son As the Liverpool Blitz rages, war touches every family...

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2016

Lyn Andrew's warm-hearted novel of Liverpool during the Blitz is not to be missed by readers of Dilly Court and Kate Thompson. Molly and Bernie have been friends forever. As young girls they left Ireland seeking new beginnings in Liverpool. Now they are marrying their sweethearts and looking forward to enjoying the lives they've worked so hard to build. But as the Liverpool Blitz begins, it seems as if their dreams are about to be destroyed. Night after night, horrific bombing tears the city apart. As wives and mothers, both women know that they could face great tragedy. But they also know that their friendship, and their love for their husbands and sons, will give them the strength to find the happiness they deserve...

A Wing and a Prayer A young woman's journey to love and happiness

A Wing and a Prayer A young woman's journey to love and happiness

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2016

Lyn Andrews's engaging saga of Liverpool life in the twentieth century, A WING AND A PRAYER, is the perfect read if you love the novels of Kate Thompson and Katie Flynn. For Mary Callaghan marriage has brought heartaches and disappointment. But with it have come joys, the greatest of which are her daughters, Daisy and Nell. Mary longs for them to have the one thing denied to her - a husband who will offer them kindness, security and love. But when Daisy confesses she's pregnant, the future looks grim, for the father's a rough, pleasure-loving man. As Nell watches her sister sink into bitter poverty, and as the world around her grows more uncertain, with war more likely by the day, risking all for love seems to Nell a foolish game...

The House on Lonely Street A completely gripping saga of friendship, tragedy and escape

The House on Lonely Street A completely gripping saga of friendship, tragedy and escape

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/03/2016

If you love the novels of Kitty Neale and Donna Douglas, don't miss Lyn Andrews' Sunday Times bestseller THE HOUSE ON LONELY STREET. For Katherine Donovan the slums of Dublin are a lonely place. Her father, a pawnbroker, is the most hated man in the district, and Katherine an outcast. Her only friend is tiny Ceppi Healy, underfed, irrepressible and, the youngest in a neglected family of eight, as much an emotional orphan as eighteen-year-old Katherine. Then, one night, the unthinkable happens. Katherine's father is murdered, a victim of local revenge for an act of cruelty even she couldn't have anticipated. Fearing for her life, Katherine flees, taking with her the desperate young Ceppi. Liverpool is her longed-for haven and, with the last of her father's money, she rents a lodging house in a street decimated by the sinking of the Titanic. But, far from finding a refuge for herself and little girl she promised to protect, she realises she has put them into the path of terrible danger...

My Sister's Child A gripping saga of danger, abandonment and undying devotion

My Sister's Child A gripping saga of danger, abandonment and undying devotion

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/03/2016

Lyn Andrews' heart-warming and dramatic story of early twentieth-century Liverpool is essential reading for fans of Kate Thompson and Maureen Lee. For the inhabitants of Liverpool's Milton Street a steady income and a roof over their heads are luxuries. The Ryan family have barely grown accustomed to such things when a fire destroys their father Jack's modest coal haulage business, leaving Jack broken and his family facing ruin. They're forced to turn to Conor, Jack's brother from Ireland, a man whose noisy joviality seventeen-year-old Ellen Ryan suspects hides a mean viciousness. She's right, and with her mother sick and her half-sister Annie becoming increasingly feckless, it's down to Ellen to fight Conor's tyranny. But when Annie disappears, leaving her baby on their doorstep, Ellen begins fear for herself and for the life of the innocent child she has learnt to love...

From Liverpool with Love

From Liverpool with Love

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

A heartwarming Liverpool saga from the bestselling author of THE HOUSE ON LONELY STREET and LIVERPOOL ANGELS for readers of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn In 1920s Liverpool, Jane, her little brother Alfie and their mother Ellen have faced the horrors of the workhouse together. But when Ellen dies, two very different paths open up for the siblings. Jane is sent to work in the Empire Laundry and builds a new life for herself with the neighbours who take her in. She finds solace there and the promise of a happy future when she falls for Joe, their eldest son. But Alfie absconds from the workhouse and embarks on a life of crime. When their paths cross once more, Alfie turns on his sister. His plans will jeopardise every happiness she hoped for...

From Liverpool with Love

From Liverpool with Love

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2014

In 1920s Liverpool, Jane, her little brother Alfie and their mother Ellen have faced the horrors of the workhouse together. But when Ellen dies, two very different paths open up for the siblings. Jane is sent to work in the Empire Laundry and builds a new life for herself with the neighbours who take her in. She finds solace there and the promise of a happy future when she falls for Joe, their eldest son. But Alfie absconds from the workhouse and embarks on a life of crime. When their paths cross once more, Alfie turns on his sister. His plans will jeopardise every happiness she hoped for...

Liverpool Angels

Liverpool Angels

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2014

Liverpool Angels

Liverpool Angels

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Born at the turn of the twentieth century, Mae Strickland is only a few days old when her mother suddenly dies. Her aunt Maggie brings Mae up together with her own children, Eddie and Alice, and the girls become like sisters. In spite of Mae's unhappy start, life feels full of promise. Then, as the First World War looms, everything changes. While the local men - including young Eddie - leave to fight, Mae and Alice train as field nurses. As they travel to the front line in the wake of family tragedy, nothing can prepare them for the hardship that lies ahead. Yet there is solace to be found amid the wreckage of the war, and for both, romance is on the horizon. But it will take great courage for Mae and Alice to follow their hearts. Can love win out in the end?

Sunlight on the Mersey

Sunlight on the Mersey

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Three years have passed since the end of the Great War. Yet life in Liverpool remains uncertain for shopkeeper's wife Kate Mundy and her family. Following recent heartbreak, seventeen-year-old Rose is sent to work in rural Wales, where she is enchanted by the 'big house' and by David, its tragic young owner. Sister Iris can't escape so easily, especially when an accident has devastating consequences for the family. Meanwhile ex-soldier Charlie is keen to secure a brighter future for himself...even if it means putting ambition above his own happiness. There is romance in store for each of the family. But can love blossom amidst the challenges that lie ahead?

The Queen's Promise A fresh and gripping take on Anne Boleyn's story

The Queen's Promise A fresh and gripping take on Anne Boleyn's story

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2013

THE QUEEN'S PROMISE by Sunday Times bestselling author Lyn Andrews sheds new light on the compelling story of Anne Boleyn and her first love, Henry Percy. Readers who enjoy the novels of Philippa Gregory, Jean Plaidy and Elizabeth Chadwick should be sure to read THE QUEEN'S PROMISE. Alluring Anne Boleyn knows she is required to use her charm to her advantage - and secure the status of her family at the Tudor court. She easily captivates the noblemen, most notably Henry Percy, future Earl of Northumberland and, hopeful of her father's approval, Anne agrees to a secret betrothal. Controlling Cardinal Wolsey, though, will not countenance an alliance which could threaten his position. Exiled to the north, Henry is forced into a marriage of duty, whilst Anne's fortunes reverse when she bewitches the King himself. Unwilling to be simply his mistress, Anne will settle for nothing but the throne. But great power brings even greater enemies, and Anne's past actions - and long-kept secrets - might prove to be her undoing...

Beyond a Misty Shore An utterly compelling saga of love and family

Beyond a Misty Shore An utterly compelling saga of love and family

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2011

Sunday Times bestselling Lyn Andrews writes touchingly and evocatively of the aftermath of war in BEYOND A MISTY SHORE, not to be missed by readers of Maureen Lee and Kitty Neale It is 1945 and the war is finally over. But for sisters Sophie and Maria, who have no choice but to leave their beloved home on the Isle of Man, the upheaval is just beginning. Eighteen-year-old Maria is loath to leave the island as it's there she met Hans Bonhoeffer, a young Austrian interned during the war. For widowed Sophie, however, Liverpool offers exciting opportunities. As Maria longs for a reunion with Hans, Sophie is drawn to Frank Ryan, a man who is not free to be with her. Will the sisters ever find happiness?.

A Secret in the Family One shocking discovery can change your life forever...

A Secret in the Family One shocking discovery can change your life forever...

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2010

'The Catherine Cookson of Liverpool' (Northern Echo), Lyn Andrews, brings 1960s Liverpool vividly to life in this evocative saga not to be missed by readers of Donna Douglas and Kate Thompson. When best friends Dee Campbell and Jean Williams leave school in 1959, it feels like every opportunity awaits them. Their families haven't long moved from a rundown part of the city to leafy Kirkby when Jean's father wins the Irish sweepstake and soon Jean's set up her own hairdressing salon, while both girls have fallen for good-looking lads with prospects. But Dee's father is about to discover a disturbing truth about her fiance which will tear the family apart. As Dee flees to Ireland, Jean marries Tony, blissfully unaware that she's not the only pretty girl to catch his eye... Tumultuous years lie ahead but Dee and Jean will learn that the people who love you will always be there when you need them most...

A Daughter's Journey A compelling and atmospheric saga of love and ambition

A Daughter's Journey A compelling and atmospheric saga of love and ambition

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2009

Lyn Andrews' captivating saga A DAUGHTER'S JOURNEY brings the Liverpool of the 1950s and 1960s vividly to life - not to be missed by readers of Maureen Lee and Katie Flynn. Angela O'Rourke is six when her parents hand her over to an aunt and uncle in a distant village. It's a common practice for large, hard-up families in 1950s Ireland, but for Angela it means that her mother and father don't love her any more. Angela is well cared for until she's sixteen, but then her uncle takes to drink, and it's not safe for her stay in his house. Moving to Liverpool in the early 1960s, she begins to make her mark in the world of fashion design. But the pain of a disastrous love affair sends her home to Ireland just after the death of her aunt: and there, among old papers, Angela makes an astonishing discovery. As she learns the truth about the past, a brighter new future beckons.

Maggie May Escaping the past is never easy...

Maggie May Escaping the past is never easy...

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Lyn Andrews' touching Liverpool saga MAGGIE MAY is not to be missed by readers of Kitty Neale and Kate Thompson. Maggie May, born into the slums of Liverpool in the 1880s, had many difficulties to cope with - a drunken father, the early death of her gentle mother, and the grinding poverty of their lives. But most of all, she had to endure the shame of her name - that of the city's most notorious prostitute. Taking care of her younger brother and desperately trying to live down her name, Maggie manages to escape from Liverpool to enjoy an idyllic new life. But fate forces her back again and into the arms of a stranger who is to bring her both heartbreak and the greatest happiness she will ever know.

Mersey Blues An engaging and nostalgic saga of life after the war

Mersey Blues An engaging and nostalgic saga of life after the war

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2009

For three friends, life after the Great War will never be the same again... Mersey Blues is a heart-rending portrayal of Liverpool in the years between the wars - of the rebuilding of the city, and the people's dreams of peace, from bestselling author Lyn Andrews. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Dilly Court and Sheila Newberry. Mersey Blues is the sequel to Lyn Andrews' much-loved wartime saga, Mist Over The Mersey. The Great War had ended and Scotland Road was left to count the cost. Many young men had not come back; those who had would never be the same again. Dee Chatterton and Abbie Kerrigan had seen the horrors of war for themselves as nurses in military hospitals abroad. While Abbie settled down in the familiar surroundings of Scotland Road, for others, different horizons beckoned. Dee went to live in Canada, while their friend Hannah Harvey became personal nurse to none other than Richard, seventh Earl of Ashenden, badly injured in the war. Moving to the splendours of Ashenden Hall was to bring her unimagined happiness, but also the heartache of being separated for ever from her family and friends. What readers are saying about Mersey Blues: 'Very good read, just could not wait to read it. Brilliant writer' 'I enjoyed the story so much I immediately bought another Lyn Andrews. Somehow I just flew through the pages, which I think shows that the pace keeps you turning the pages' 'Five stars'

Mist Over The Mersey An absolutely engrossing saga of romance, friendship and war

Mist Over The Mersey An absolutely engrossing saga of romance, friendship and war

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2009

Once war strikes, life can never be the same again... A close-knit community is devastated by the outbreak of World War I in heart-breaking saga, Mist over the Mersey - a tale of families, friendship and romance from bestselling author Lyn Andrews. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Maureen Lee. The Chatterton family is far too posh for the Liverpool slums where they've ended up. Nancy Butterworth and Abbie Kerrigan, lifelong residents of the place, tried to befriend Dee Chatterton, but her mother wants her to have nothing to do with such rough children. The Burgess family looks forward to the arrival of their young cousin Sean from Dublin, and Nancy is not the first to lose her heart to the Irish charmer. In 1914 things are to change dramatically, and the families are to find that money and social position mean nothing when the horrors of the First World War invade their lives and take away their sons... Don't miss Lyn Andrews' sequel to the novel, Mersey Blues. What Amazon readers are saying about Mist Over the Mersey: 'This book grabs you from the first word to the last. As soon as I started to read it, I could see all the characters so clearly, as if I were there with them. It only took me two days to read it, as I could not put it down' 'Lyn Andrews is definitely an author you want to discover time and again. She writes with real clarity, wit and warmth...The characters that Lyn Andrews has written about are people that you feel are truly real'

Liverpool Lou A moving saga of family, love and chasing dreams

Liverpool Lou A moving saga of family, love and chasing dreams

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2009

LIVERPOOL LOU by Lyn Andrews is a warm-hearted, dramatic and nostalgic saga not to be missed by readers of Kate Thompson and Donna Douglas. Babsey has always worked hard to provide for her family; she runs a greengrocers publicly and a money-lending business in private. Babsey makes sure that her family doesn't mix with the rougher people in the neighbourhood - she considers herself a cut above the local community. When her niece Louisa needs a home - her mother is dead, and her father at sea - Babsey does her duty and brings the girl into the household. But Louisa doesn't quite fit in with Babsey's plans. Although life under Aunt Babsey's roof is comfortable, Louisa is acutely aware of the desperate poverty around her. And, as she grows up into a thoughtful young woman, the harsh realities of love and betrayal, war and death, make her determined to find her own way. Louisa will eventually be made famous throughout her city - known for ever as Liverpool Lou. And she might just find love along the way...

The White Empress A heart-warming saga of chasing your dreams

The White Empress A heart-warming saga of chasing your dreams

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2008

Bestselling author Lyn Andrews works her special magic in THE WHITE EMPRESS, which is a perfect read for anyone who loves the novels of Kate Thompson or Katie Flynn. Cat Cleary is a sixteen-year-old Irish 'slummy' arriving in Liverpool to seek her fortune. Joe Calligan, a young steam-packet deckhand, think she's the loveliest girl he's ever seen, and hasn't the heart to tell her that Liverpool is full of people tramping the streets looking for work. And then Cat sees the White Empress, a huge luxury liner. In that moment her ambition is born - to be chief stewardess. In spite of her poverty, her lack of education, her family background, Cat Cleary sets about realising her incredible dream. And while doing so she discovers that having a good man by her side will bring her more happiness than she could ever have imagined.

Days of Hope Even after the war, hearts can still be broken...

Days of Hope Even after the war, hearts can still be broken...

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2008

It's 1945 and the war is finally over. For the Devlin family in Liverpool, the wartime years have been almost too much to bear. But at long last sisters Grace and Chrissie can return to their normal lives. Level-headed and hard-working, Grace wants nothing more than to meet a nice man and settle down. Vivacious Chrissie, though, craves fun and excitement - and there's not much of that to be had in the austere post-war years. So when Chrissie meets Pat Kilroy, a handsome Irishman, she's swept off her feet and eagerly follows Pat to Ireland. Chrissie soon realises she has made a terrible mistake, and Grace rushes to her side to help. But the consequences of Chrissie's actions are to be as far-reaching as they are devastating.

Days of Hope Even after the war, hearts can still be broken...

Days of Hope Even after the war, hearts can still be broken...

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/09/2008

It's 1945 and the war is finally over. For the Devlin family in Liverpool, the wartime years have been almost too much to bear. But at long last sisters Grace and Chrissie can return to their normal lives. Level-headed and hard-working, Grace wants nothing more than to meet a nice man and settle down. Vivacious Chrissie, though, craves fun and excitement - and there's not much of that to be had in the austere post-war years. So when Chrissie meets Pat Kilroy, a handsome Irishman, she's swept off her feet and eagerly follows Pat to Ireland. Chrissie soon realises she has made a terrible mistake, and Grace rushes to her side to help. But the consequences of Chrissie's actions are to be as far-reaching as they are devastating.

Ellan Vannin After heartache, can happiness be found again?

Ellan Vannin After heartache, can happiness be found again?

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2008

Lyn Andrews' heart-rending and nostalgic novel ELLAN VANNIN is a must-read for fans of Donna Douglas and Kate Thompson. Life isn't easy for widowed George Vannin and his young daughter, but somehow George has raised the child alone and Ellan adores her father. Ellan is ten years old when the shaft at Foxdale Mine collapses, and her father never comes up. From then on she lives with Aunt Maud, a dour woman with a quick temper. Her husband had died in a mining accident too, and she never forgave the family at the Big House for their part in the tragedy. When Ellan is offered a chance to better herself at the Big House, Aunt Maud savagely forbids it. Ellan's chance is yet to come, but she has a long way to go before she finds the happiness she deserves...

The Leaving of Liverpool Two sisters face battles in life and love

The Leaving of Liverpool Two sisters face battles in life and love

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2008

Bestselling author Lyn Andrews's nostalgic saga THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL is perfect reading for fans of Kate Thompson and Ellie Dean. It is 1919 and Liverpool has been devastated by World War I. Sons, husbands and fathers have been lost and street after street plunged into mourning. Now, at last, the war is finally over. Emily Parkinson goes back into service and enjoys the return to normality. But Emily's younger sister, Phoebe-Anne, has ideas beyond her station. Working as a lady's maid, Phoebe-Ann hopes that one day she will be more than just a confidante to her mistress's shell-shocked brother James Mercer. When Emily is brutally attacked, the sisters' lives come close to ruin. Phoebe-Ann is forced to leave the Mercer household and falls into the arms of Jake Malone, of the notorious Malone clan. But as Emily slowly recovers it seems that Phoebe-Anne might just be able to escape the mistakes of her past after all - even if it does mean leaving Liverpool...

The Sisters O'Donnell A moving saga of the power of family ties

The Sisters O'Donnell A moving saga of the power of family ties

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2008

THE SISTERS O'DONNELL by Lyn Andrews is a warm-hearted and nostalgic saga not to be missed by readers of Maureen Lee and Katie Flynn. Throughout County Tipperary the three sisters were known as the Sisters O'Donnell. They all have red hair, but little else in common. Together they move to Liverpool in the 1920s to make a new life for themselves - although each sister intends to go about it in her own sweet way. Gina wants to be a star of the theatre, Mary-Kate wants to find a husband, and Bridget, shy, gentle Bridget, just wants to escape the Troubles. But when they get to Liverpool they realise that fame and fortune are thin on the ground as, indeed, is work. And their money is running out fast... The sisters have a long way to go before they fulfil their dreams - will the bonds of sisterhood be enough to hold them together?

A Mother's Love A compelling family saga of life's ups and downs

A Mother's Love A compelling family saga of life's ups and downs

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2005

Bestselling author Lyn Andrews' touching Liverpool saga A MOTHER'S LOVE is perfect for fans of Ellie Dean and Kate Thompson. Eve and Eddie Dobson have been running the George pub in Liverpool for over twenty years. Now, though, the Depression is taking hold and, with money in short supply, it's galling for Eve that the barmaid they can barely afford spends the day making eyes at Eddie rather than pulling her weight behind the bar. At least her three daughters have never been a worry to Eve. Lily's dreams of going on the stage haven't led her into trouble, so far. Sarah seems content to slog away as a waitress, while Maggie's gently directing her devoted boyfriend to the altar. But when Eddie's flirtation with the hired help takes an unexpected turn, everything changes, leaving none of Eve's family untouched... and calling on all the strength of a mother's love.

Angels of Mercy A gripping saga of sisters, love and war

Angels of Mercy A gripping saga of sisters, love and war

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/1999

Bestselling author Lyn Andrews' unputdownable saga ANGELS OF MERCY is perfect for fans of Kate Thompson and Kitty Neale. Blue-eyed, blond-haired, full of smiles and sweetness, even as babies twins Kate and Evvie Greenway captured the hearts of Liverpool's Scotland Road slumlands. But now they are almost adults the two girls find that being pleasant, popular and blessed with a loving family isn't quite enough. For they've both fallen for men who will break their youthful hearts... But these sorrows are nothing compared to the tragedies that await them and so many others when the Great War breaks out. Determined to do their part, Kate and Evvie sign up for nursing training and are despatched to the Front, a terrible world far from the life-affirming energy of their homes. Can anything, hope, love or the bond that has always united the sisters, survive all that lies in store for them?

When Tomorrow Dawns An unforgettable saga of new beginnings and new heartaches

When Tomorrow Dawns An unforgettable saga of new beginnings and new heartaches

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/1998

WHEN TOMORROW DAWNS is a moving, compelling saga from bestselling author Lyn Andrews. Not to be missed by readers of Kate Thompson and Donna Douglas. 1945. The people of Liverpool, after six years of terror and grief and getting by, are making the best of the hard-won peace, none more so than the ebullient O'Sheas. They welcome widowed Mary O'Malley from Dublin, her young son Kevin, and Breda, her bold strap of a sister, with open arms and hearts. Mary is determined to make a fresh start for her family, despite Breda, who is soon up to her old tricks. At first all goes well, and Mary begins to build an understanding with their new neighbour Chris Kennedy - until events take a dramatic turn that puts Chris beyond her reach. Forced to leave the shelter of the O'Sheas' home, humiliated and bereft, Mary faces a future that is suddenly uncertain once more. But she knows that life has to go on...

From this Day Forth Can true love hope to triumph?

From this Day Forth Can true love hope to triumph?

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/1998

From Lyn Andrews, 'the Catherine Cookson of Liverpool' (Northern Echo), comes an unputdownable tale of forbidden love - not to be missed by readers of Maureen Lee and Kitty Neale. Lizzie and Celia are the best of friends. But their families, the Miltons and the Slatterys, are the worst of enemies, divided by religion and by status. So their friendship is a carefully guarded secret, for if Celia's father Charlie ever heard of it he would beat her to within an inch of her life. Then one day the unthinkable happens. Joe Slattery, Lizzie's brother, does a good turn for the Milton family and rescues their youngest from a grievous accident. From that day forth, Celia Milton just can't get Joe out of her mind. And, despite himself, Joe Slattery is increasingly drawn to Celia and to a love that seems doomed to heartbreak - unless they can find a way around the prejudice of generations and the terrifying bigotry of Charlie Milton...

Where the Mersey Flows A powerful saga of poverty, friendship and love

Where the Mersey Flows A powerful saga of poverty, friendship and love

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/1997

Lyn Andrews' WHERE THE MERSEY FLOWS is a powerful, heartwarming saga perfect for fans of Kate Thompson and Donna Douglas. Leah Cavendish and Nora O'Brian seem to have little in common - except their friendship. Nora is a domestic and Leah the daughter of a wealthy haulage magnate but both are isolated beneath the roof of the opulent Cavendish household. Instantly they recognise kindred spirits in each other. When Nora is unfairly flung on to the streets by Leah's grasping brother-in-law, the outraged Leah follows her, defiantly declaring her intention to move into a house in Liverpool's docklands, alongside Nora and her impoverished family. But nothing can prepare Leah for the squalor that greets her in Oil Street. Nor for Sean Maguire, Nora's defiant Irish neighbour...

Liverpool Lamplight A thrilling saga of bitter rivalry and family ties

Liverpool Lamplight A thrilling saga of bitter rivalry and family ties

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/1997

Lyn Andrew's engaging and heart-warming saga LIVERPOOL LAMPLIGHT is not to be missed by readers of Kate Thompson and Kitty Neale Since they were kids in the backstreets of Liverpool, brother and sister Georgie and Katie Deegan have fought like cat and dog. Now Katie is at Moorehouse's lemonade factory, whilst Georgie has a good job at the B & A - and when he comes home he puts his feet up. Unlike Katie, who does her turn in their mother Molly's fish and game shop. Yet when their father dies suddenly, Georgie assumes the shop is his - and that his chance has come to rule the Deegan roost. Katie has other ideas, as does her strong-minded mother Molly. But, as World War II draws closer and Georgie's illegal money-making schemes gain momentum, neither Katie nor her mother has any idea what troubles lie in store for the women whose lives the ruthless Georgie Deegan is set to control - at any cost...

Liverpool Songbird A rare gift provides an escape...

Liverpool Songbird A rare gift provides an escape...

Author: Lyn Andrews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/1996

Lyn Andrew's touching and nostalgic saga LIVERPOOL SONGBIRD is a must-read for fans of Kate Thompson and Nadine Dorries. Alice O'Connor's poor family lives in the heart of Liverpool's toughest slum. Her bullying father drinks away what little he earns, whilst Nelly, her careworn mother, works when she can and begs when she can't. Since she was five young Alice has also begged in the streets around the docks but she has managed to hold on to the hope of something better, a stubborn optimism that keeps her head held high even in her lowest moments. For Alice knows she has a gift that allows her to rise above the fate that made her life so bitterly hard. Alice O'Connor can sing like an angel... It's a gift that will take her far though it is to Liverpool she will always return. But is it enough to bring her the success she needs - and the love and happiness she so desperately craves?

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