Transport yourself to 1920s Liverpool, to be moved and delighted by this wonderful novel from one of the UK's best-loved saga authors.
In 1920s Liverpool, Jane, her little brother Alfie and their mother Ellen have faced the horrors of the workhouse together. But when Ellen dies, two very different paths open up for the siblings. Jane is sent to work in the Empire Laundry and builds a new life for herself with the neighbours who take her in. She finds solace there and the promise of a happy future when she falls for Joe, their eldest son.
But Alfie absconds from the workhouse and embarks on a life of crime. When their paths cross once more, Alfie turns on his sister. His plans will jeopardise every happiness she hoped for....
©2014 Lyn Andrews (P)2014 Headline Digital
Good story, narrators accents were very good. great listen. nothing else 5 say..... !! x
Would prefer to read than listen. I don't dislike Liverpool or its residents, but listening to the narrator take on the voices of young/old male/female people nearly made my ears bleed. The screeching was just too much. At least with reading, you can imagine the sounds for yourself.
Ada. She seemed to look after everyone
Feel it's unfair to answer the question. She was only doing her job
Doubt one would be made but yes, although it would be predictable, it would be enjoyable too for people who like that genre.
This book was not one for me - but if you are into romantic and predictable soaps I think you will enjoy it.
I missed a bit of depth in the descriptions of the living conditions, the work places and the characters ... so more about real life in Liverpool during a very exciting historic period ... and a few unpredictable events would have made it better too.
No surprises anywhere in this story, making it a dull tale. I struggled through to the end hoping for the unexpected but it didn't come. It was a relief to finish.
It's a very easy story to listen to and I was able to get lost in the story. It's a lovely tale of living in the 1920's and how a young girl came to overcome sad beginnings.
I brought another Lyn Andrews audiobook.
Yes, she keeps you interested in the characters and I could not wait to here more about their lives.
Nothing, she was very good.
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