Two families - and their secrets . . . A superb Liverpool saga from bestselling author Maureen Lee'The queen of saga writing' MY WEEKLY
Two families - and their secrets . . . A superb Liverpool saga from bestselling author Maureen Lee
'The queen of saga writing' MY WEEKLY 'Maureen Lee is one of those hugely talented authors who writes great women for women readers. Her books don't just have one heroine, they have several. But even by her popular standards, The September Girls is exceptional. ... a thumping multi-generational saga' DAILY RECORD
In Liverpool, on a stormy September night in 1920, two women from very different backgrounds give birth to daughters in the same house. Enemies at first, they later become friends when separate troubles unite them. But friendship between their daughters, Cara and Sybil, is a different matter.
Nineteen years later, at the beginning of the Second World War, Cara and Sybil find themselves thrown together when they enlist and are both stationed in Malta. It is a time of live-changing repercussions for them both while, back home in Liverpool, the bombs rain down on a defiant city.
Take two families, their loves, secrets, tragedies and triumphs, add wartime Malta and the defiant spirit of Liverpool as bombs fall, and you have the ingredients of a good dependable saga - CHOICE
Maureen Lee is one of those hugely talented authors who writes great women for women readers. Her books don't just have one heroine, they have several. But even by her popular standards, The September Girls is exceptional. ... [a] thumping multi-generational saga - DAILY RECORD
An engrossing tale - she explores with warmth and insight the intertwined lives and loves of two very different families - SAINSBURYS MAGAZINE
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.