Another wonderful Liverpool saga from bestselling author Maureen Lee
Inside the convent, the nun peered at the paper. Her eyes were old, but she could still see... "Ruby O'Hagan" she read. Well, at least the child had a name, even if the poor wee mite had nothing else.
The product of an affair between a nurse and an injured American soldier during the Great War, Ruby O'Hagan's early life is in a convent orphanage. At sixteen she runs away with a farmworker and two years later she is alone and homeless with two daughters. Her friend, Mrs Hart, leaves her big house for Ruby to look after and it is here that her life unfolds. Her children leave but return when tragedy strikes. Through all this the enigmatic Matthew Flynn drifts in and out of Ruby's life, and she ignores him until it is almost too late.
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 have earned her many fans. Her latest novel, The Leaving of Liverpool, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. She is an RNA winner, and writes full time. Maureen now lives in Colchester, Essex.
To find out more, visit www.maureenlee.co.uk