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Mother of Pearl

by Maureen Lee

eBooks of the Month Family Drama

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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.


Comparison: Helen Forrester, Margaret Mayhew, Ruth Hamilton.

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Mother of Pearl Synopsis

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?

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Mother of Pearl Press Reviews

"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

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ISBN: 9780752893815
Publication date: 05/02/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752893815
Publication date: 5th February 2009
Author: Maureen Lee
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Maureen Lee

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 Berry

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