It’s 1951 and rationing is finally coming to an end. But while Liverpool is recovering from the ferocity of war, a family is about to be torn apart…
Dora Rodgers is adjusting to a new life in Liverpool with her young daughters Carol and Jackie. After the fear of the war years and a difficult break up with her husband Joe, Dora is finally building a future with her children.
But then an unexpected knock at the door rips her family in two.
To Dora’s horror, Carol is taken away by a welfare officer to live with Joe. She is determined to fight for her child, but when a tragic accident leaves her mother in hospital, and shocking news from Joe breaks her heart again, she struggles to cope.
With her family in pieces and her marriage over for good, will Dora ever manage to get her daughter Carol home where she belongs?
It's an honour as always to be part of a blog tour.
Lock the door, unplug the phone, turn any laptops, mobile phones off. Make yourself a cuppa and maybe grab a bar of chocolate, then find the comfiest seat in the house. Then get going, once you start this book it's difficult to put it down, I felt like I was traveling back in time, and going on another journey with Dora. A journey of life, the ups and downs of family life. What an amazing story this was.
Dora is facing life as a single mother, trying to work and juggle child care, her life is ripped apart again when one of her daughters is taken away from her, Carol has to go and live with her father Joe. Someone has reported Dora and she doesn't know who.
The fight is on, Dora wants her daughter back, and she'll fight tooth and nail to do so.
I loved the suspense through this book, wondering how things were going to turn out, which decisions would change things for ever.
A fantastic story, a family saga that I just loved. A real change for me as I read so much crime fiction, this was a refreshing change. After reading the first book in this series The Lost Daughter of Liverpool I was really looking forward to this one, and when I received an ARC of the book I couldn't wait to start it.
I really was dragged into this story, the characters are done just perfectly, you love the ones that need loving and hate the ones that need hating. There were times in this book that I could just imagine being there.
I think I'm going on to much now, so I'll just say again 'This book is well worth reading'
Anyone who likes a good family saga will absolutely love this book. I guess you could read it as a stand alone, but personally I would advise that you read the first book before starting this one, but that is just my personal opinion. And I know I'm right.
Pam Howes - I can't wait for the next one.
Thanks to Bookouture for the ARC of this book.
Pam is a retired interior designer, mum to three daughters, grandma to seven assorted grandchildren and roadie to her musician partner. The inspiration for Pam’s first novel came from her teenage years, working in a record store, and hanging around with musicians who frequented the business. The first novel evolved into a series about a fictional band The Raiders. She is a fan of sixties music and it’s this love that compelled her to begin writing.
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