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One of the best writers in this area, she is a master of plot, dramatic incident, character and period. There is love, heartache, tragedy and more throughout, enough to keep those pages turning fast. She’s great.
Pretty Amy Curran was just eighteen years old when she met Barney Patterson, the love of her life, on Southport Pier in 1939. Their romantic, passionate marriage was made in heaven - but with the outbreak of war, Barney volunteered to fight, and the couple were separated for five long years. When he returned to Liverpool after VE Day he wasn't the same person - and neither was Amy.
How could things have become so twisted that one day Amy would kill the husband she once so adored? And what happened to their little girl, Pearl, just five years old at the time?
In 1971 Amy is released from prison - although her freedom will change the lives of others, not least that of her daughter. But Pearl has her own demons to exorcise in her quest for happiness. And the greatest question she must ask herself is this: can she ever love her mother after what she did?
Closing date: 23/01/2020
"a tender saga of family life that explores the themes of love and forgiveness" My Weekly
'An engrossing and warm story of tough but forgiving Liverpool people, narrated with enormous energy and warmth.' Rachel Redford, THE OLDIE
Publication date: 05/02/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||5th February 2009|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Maureen Lee's award winning novels have earned her many fans. Her latest novel, The Leaving of Liverpool, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Maureen was born in Bootle, Liverpool and now lives in Colchester, Essex. Author photo © Poppy BerryMore About Maureen Lee