REVIEW AND PROMO FOR PAM HOWES’ DEBUT NOVEL WITH BOOKOUTURE – THE LOST DAUGHTER OF LIVERPOOL…

lgol-coverThe Lost Daughter of Liverpool

Can she save herself, her marriage – and her daughter?

(The Mersey Trilogy Book 1)
UK 🇬🇧 http://amzn.to/2hqYK6X
US 🇺🇸 http://amzn.to/2hJiOAJ

It’s 1946 and the war is over. In Liverpool, the blackout blinds may be coming down, but one family is about to face devastating misfortune…

Dora Evans is finally marrying the love of her life, Joe Rodgers, and her dreams of opening a dressmaking business look as if they might come true. With twin daughters on the way, Dora has everything she’s ever wanted.

But then tragedy strikes: one of Dora’s babies dies in infancy, and a catastrophic fire changes their lives forever. Dora is consumed with grief, struggling to get through each day and Joe is suddenly distant, finding solace in his colleague, Ivy.

With Ivy watching and scheming, and Dora battling against her own demons, can she keep her family together?

The Lost Daughter of Liverpool is a heartbreaking and gripping story of love, loss and hope. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costeloe and Kitty Neale. Discover Pam’s new series, The Mersey Trilogy, today.

What everyone’s saying about The Lost Daughter of Liverpool:

“Absolute belter of a story!!” Chelle’s Book Reviews

“I loved this book! … have a supply of tissues ready … a beautifully written book that kept me reading until the early hours. I just didn’t want it to end.” 5* Stardust Book Reviews

“a new favourite saga writer to add to my list.” 5* Bookworms & Shutterbugs

“I love this book so much … [it will] keep you gasping for more … Oh my dayz.” 5* Read Along With Sue Ward

“one of the best family sagas I’ve read … A wonderful, emotional roller coaster of a read, highly recommended … tissues are essential!” Brook Cottage Books

“a deeply moving story…I found myself gasping out loud … [it] brought me close to tears … I found The Lost Daughter of Liverpool increasingly hard to put down … I will certainly be back for part two … definitely one to watch out for.” Em the Bookworm

“The story is brilliant … Once I started this book, I just couldn’t wait for every chance I got to read it.” 4* I Love Reading

“What a beautiful book! Brilliantly written, this warm-hearted, evocative tale was amazing from start to finish.” 5 * Renita D’Silva

“Oh wow absolutely superb. Read it in under two days. Loved everything about this book. A fantastic story and I’m so excited for the next one in this trilogy.” Goodreads Reviewer

“The storyline was brilliant and had me hooked from the first chapter, really looking forward to reading the follow up” 5* Goodreads Reviewer

“… Just fantastic. Being a big fan of family saga’s, this book didn’t disappoint, it had it all. Love, heartbreak, obsession, loss and hope. Fantastic real characters that made me feel for each one of them. I can highly recommend this page turning saga…” Goodreads Reviewer

“This was an excellent novel. With brilliant main characters and a wonderful plot, this book is a real page turner. I would highly recommend this book.” Goodreads Reviewer

MY REVIEW

I’m no stranger to Pam’s novels and was curious to see what this new book, her first since becoming part of the Bookouture stable of authors, would be like.  Now I know publishers love to hook potential readers with cover blurb but believe me ‘a heart-breaking and gritty saga’ is exactly what this book is.  In fact it’s one of the best family sagas I’ve read for ages.  Set in post war Liverpool, it tells the story of two young women, Dora and Joanie who work in Palmers, a company that once prided itself on producing ‘Ladies Fashions of Distinction’. The business has fallen on hard times since the death of its owner and is reduced to producing men’s shirts for Littlewoods stores and catalogues. Dora and Joanie dream of many things: their own business, marriage and children.  I loved both of these characters from the start; two happy young women with close knit families and good supportive friends.  Both are in love – Dora with Joe who plays saxophone in a band and Joanie with Dora’s brother Frank.  At his company Christmas dance Joe introduces Dora to Ivy, who works in the canteen. Dora has already noticed the way Ivy looks at Joe and doesn’t like it although she realises Joe is devoted to her and wouldn’t look twice at Ivy.

But Ivy is devious and manipulative and determined to make trouble.

This is a lovely story of close knit Liverpool families in post-war Britain.  There’s love, laughter, tears and heartache. All in all wonderful emotional roller coaster of a read…tissues essential!

 

ABOUT PAM HOWES

pam-picPam 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.
You can find Pam on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PamHowes1
You can find Pam on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Pam-Howes-Author-260328010709267/?fref=ts

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