I am so pleased once again to be involved in another of Pam’s tours. This time it’s for The Liverpool Girls, a dramatic conclusion to her Mersey Trilogy.
The Liverpool Girls by Pam Howes – out on November 30th
Will tragedy tear them apart – once and for all?
It’s 1966 and in Liverpool two sisters are about to have their lives turned upside down…
Sisters Carol and Jackie haven’t had the easiest of childhoods, but as they grow up and begin their own lives both hope for happier times ahead. Stylish Carol works in Lewis’s department store, while Jackie dreams of drama school, and a career on the stage.
But the sisters are heartbroken when they discover they have been dating the same man, and an unexpected pregnancy causes a rift between them. Parents Dora and Joe must overcome their past hurts and help their daughters, despite the meddling of Joe’s second wife Ivy.
As the sisters’ troubles spiral and difficult decisions must be made, can the family pull together – or will Jackie and Carol’s sisterly bond be destroyed forever?
The Liverpool Girls is a heart-breaking and compelling story of family, loss and love. Perfect for fans of Annie Groves, Anne Baker and Kitty Neale.
The Liverpool Girls is the final instalment of Pam’s three part family saga. It’s now 1966 and Joe and Dora’s teenage daughters currently live apart. Carol with Joe and his second wife Ivy and Jackie with Dora. Joe and Ivy have a new centrally heated home. Joe now works for the Ford Motor Company but Ivy has turned into a lazy stay at home wife with a long string of excuses as to why she can’t get a job.
Carol currently works in Lewis’s Department store and lives with her father as it’s easier to get to work from where he lives. Her boyfriend, Alex who she pursued relentlessly before they got together, is beginning to lose interest. Desperate to keep him Carol does the unthinkable, not realising how far the consequences of her action will reach.
Jackie, about to turn sixteen, is in love with young artist Sandy and has hopes of studying at drama school. When Carol turns up to the family gathering for Jackie’s birthday she is shocked to discover Alex is in fact Sandy and they have been dating the same man. Not only that, Carol is now pregnant. Sandy is horrified to discover he has been dating two sisters. He thought he and Carol were finished. He’s in love with Jackie but with the news of a baby, what happens next?
The scene is set for an emotional roller coaster of a ride. Hooray for Joe finally finding the courage to stand up to Ivy. It was a long time coming although I have to say I think she got off lightly! I’m not giving any more of the plot away, as it wouldn’t be fair. All I will say is that Pam’s writing delivers an unforgettable finale. And a word of warning – you’ll need those tissues again!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pam Howes was born in Cheshire. She is a retired Interior Designer who began writing seriously in the mid nineties. The idea for her first novel, set in the sixties, was inspired by her time as a teenager, working in a local record store and hanging around with musicians who frequented the business. That first novel evolved into a series set in the fictional town of Pickford, based on her home town of Stockport. Three Steps to Heaven; ‘Til I Kissed You; Always On My Mind; Not Fade Away, and That’ll Be The Day, follow the lives and loves through the decades of fictional Rock’n’Roll band The Raiders. Pam is a big fan of sixties music and it’s this love that compelled her to write the series. A stand-alone true-life romance, Fast Movin’ Train, set in the nineties, was published in early 2012. A new series of Fairground Romances, set in the sixties, begins with Cathy’s Clown, to be followed by Ruby Tuesday early 2016. Pam is mum to three adult daughters, grandma to seven assorted grandchildren, and roadie to one musician partner. She still lives in Cheshire and is currently involved in raising awareness of her home-town’s musical heritage with campaigns to have Blue Plaques erected on the walls of local clubs, The Manor Lounge and The Sinking Ship, where the likes of The Walker Brother’s, The Who and Jimi Hendrix played; now closed, but still firmly in the hearts of Stockport’s recycled teenagers. All books are available in Kindle format, paperback, and Fast Movin’ Train is also available as an audio book.
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