A heart-warming tale set in Liverpool and London during the post-war years, from bestselling author Maureen Lee
'Queen of saga writing' My Weekly
Liverpool, 1945. Three women, firm friends, return home from the war and try to fit back into their old lives after they've been demobbed. They've been thrown together by the war, and have shared all sorts of good and bad times. Now their old lives seem dull in comparison. But not for long...
The younger women, Maggie and Nell, are both twenty-one and are full of hope and excitement; Iris, on the other hand, is feeling apprehensive about returning to civilian life. At the age of thirty, her only wish in life is to have a baby, but sadly this wish has yet to come true.
When one of the women falls pregnant, there begins a dramatic sequence of events so far-reaching that the three friends' lives will become more intricately interwoven than they could ever have imagined. Over the next quarter of a century, this story of three remarkable - and very different - women unfolds into an uplifting tale of how three ordinary families become extraordinary.
A tender saga of family life that explores the themes of love and forgiveness - MY WEEKLY on Mother of Pearl
Millions of fans can't be wrong. A spellbinding story set in Liverpool in the war and post-war years - BELFAST MORNING TELEGRAPH on Mother of Pearl
Another powerful saga from a fine writer - EVENING TELEGRAPH on Martha's Journey
With her talent for storytelling, queen of saga-writing Maureen Lee weaves intrigue, love and warmth into every page - MY WEEKLY
Another brilliant offering by the woman who, through her novels, has helped put Liverpool-set literature on the map - LIVERPOOL ECHO on Lime Street Blues
Should keep you reading till the sun goes down. Packed with all the right ingredients - love, tragedy and the heroine's indomitable will to survive - WOMAN'S REALM on The Girl From Barefoot House
Maureen Lee was born in Liverpool and had numerous short stories published and a play professionally staged before her first novel was published. Her award-winning novels earned her many fans and she was a regular SUNDAY TIMES top ten bestseller. Her novel DANCING IN THE DARK won the RNA Award. Maureen Lee lived in Colchester with her family until she passed away in 2020.