I am delighted it is my stop on blog tour today for The Lost Daughter Of Liverpool by Pam Howes. Which is out now, you can grab your copy on links below.
The Lost Daughter of Liverpool
(The Mersey Trilogy Book 1)
Can she save herself, her marriage – and her daughter?
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
The Lost Daughter of Liverpool is the first book in a trilogy where the author transports us back in time to 1946 with a truly beautiful story that takes us up to 1950 and what an absolute belter of a story is to. The author sucks you in right from the beginning that was it for me I was well and truly hooked until the very last page. What can I say but I was totally blew away!
This is the first time I have read the genre and my god have my eyes been opened. Not just with finding a new genre but learning about this decade where life is simple with no technology like today. The author has certainly done her research making me feel like I was right there in the story.
In this story we meet Dora Evans who 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 and we are taken on one roller coaster journey of emotions. When one of Dora’s babies dies in infancy which for me was heartbreaking you definitely need your tissues for this one. I could never imagine having a baby in the forties but I can now. This is just one example where we learn what it is like to go through a pregnancy without the technology that we have today. And a catastrophic fire happens which had me on the edge of my seat! But this 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?
I loved Dora she is someone I can totally relate to the author has done a brilliant job of making the characters so real. I cannot begin to tell you how fantastic this story is. And it isn't often I move over from the dark side with all the crime books I read. But I am really glad I did and I cannot wait for the next book in the trilogy to come out.
I cannot recommend this book enough giving it 5 massive stars.
Thank you to Bookouture for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT PAM HOWES
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.
You can find Pam on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PamHowes1
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