The unputdownable story of two young girls in the slums of war-wracked Liverpool, bound together by a friendship that surmounts disaster, poverty and heartbreak. From the bestselling author of FROM LIVERPOOL WITH LOVE.
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?
Praise for Lyn Andrews: 'An outstanding storyteller' - Woman's Weekly
A vivid portrayal of life - Best
A compelling read - Woman's Own
The Catherine Cookson of Liverpool - Northern Echo
Gutsy...a vivid picture of a hard-up, hard-working community...will keep the pages turning - Daily Express
Lyn Andrews was born in Liverpool in 1944; her father Joseph was killed on D-Day just nine months later. Lyn was brought up in Liverpool and became a secretary before she married and gave birth to triplets. Once the children had gone to school Lyn began writing, and her first novel was quickly accepted for publication. She has since written over thirty books, many of them Sunday Times bestsellers.
Lyn lives on the Isle of Man, but spends many weeks of the year back on Merseyside, seeing her children and grandchildren.