Saturday, 22 August 2009

Through the Storm

Two years of war have taken a terrible toll on Pearl Street, Liverpool. German bombs have reduced some houses to rubble and most of the inhabitants have lost friends and family. While sisters Eileen and Sheila share the anxious burden of absent husbands, the conflict for others brings excitement and freedom. Kitty Quigley, stuck at home for years with an invalid father, is forced to register for war work and is delighted to become an auxiliary nurse. And Jessica Fleming, struggling to earn a living, finds herself and friend Rita increasingly drawn to the glamour and excitement of the Yanks. Maureen Lee once again confirms her talent as a wonderfully storyteller, weaving together the lives of a Liverpool community in the Second World War.

This was was a fantastic book, you really get to know the characters and feel for them. Maureen Lee is a fantastic writer and I have read all of her books.

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