Liverpool, 1942. As the residents of Pearl Street prepare for Christmas, adversity and tragedy bring them ever closer together. A powerful new saga from the bestselling author of AFTER THE WAR IS OVER.
Eileen is worried about the growing distance between herself and her RAF husband since he was seriously injured. Why does Nick find every excuse to stay in London on his weekends off, not returning to his loving wife and gorgeous little boy in Liverpool?
Lena Newton has longed for a baby of her own but, with her husband posted overseas with the Navy, it's looking unlikely. Lena's lonely days are brightened by visits to the cinema with her neighbour, Mr Ransome, until a familiar face returns to Pearl Street...
Since she discovered her American lover was already married, Kitty has hidden away, too ashamed to return to Pearl Street in disgrace with her baby. Finally facing her fears - and her old friends and neighbours - Kitty learns that life has one more surprise in store for her.
As the final years of the war are played out, Pearl Street sees friendships forged, hearts broken, babies born and the most joyful of reunions.
Once again SUNDAY TIMES Top 10 bestseller Maureen Lee brings to life the small Liverpool street where everyone has a key on a string in their letter box, in case a friend is in need...
It's Christmas, 1942, and the residents of Pearl Street are hoping for miracles. Kitty's troubled by her married American lover, Lena is longing for a child and Eileen's injured husband is acting suspiciously - WOMAN
A cracking start to the story and Maureen Lee doesn't let you down with this tale of wartime sacrifice, tangled lives, love and redemption - THE LADY
A tender saga of family life that explores the themes of love and forgiveness - MY WEEKLY
Millions of fans can't be wrong. A spellbinding story set in Liverpool in the war and post-war years - BELFAST MORNING TELEGRAPH
Another powerful saga from a fine writer - EVENING TELEGRAPH
With her talent for storytelling, queen of saga-writing Maureen Lee weaves intrigue, love and warmth into every page - MY WEEKLY
As always, an engaging read by this popular wartime saga author - MY WEEKLY
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.