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The Forgotten Family of Liverpool
Pam Howes

The fighting has finished – but are their troubles just beginning?

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It’s 1951 and rationing is finally coming to an end. But while Liverpool is recovering from the ferocity of war, a family is about to be torn apart…

Dora Rodgers is settling into a new life with her daughters Carol and Jackie, moving on from the betrayal of her husband. But then an unexpected knock at the door rips her family in two. Carol is taken away by a welfare officer to live with Dora’s estranged husband Joe.

Dora is determined to fight for her child, but she struggles to cope when a tragic accident leaves her mother in hospital, and shocking news from Joe breaks her heart once more.

With her family in pieces and her marriage over for good, will Dora ever manage to get her daughter Carol home where she belongs?

The Forgotten Family of Liverpool is a brave and tear-jerking story of one woman’s quest to protect her family. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Annie Murray and Kitty Neale. Discover Pam’s Mersey Trilogy today.


Red dress profile pix 003Pam 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.




I’ve been eagerly awaiting Pam Howes’ sequel to Lost Daughter of Liverpool.  Having really enjoyed the exciting start to the trilogy in February, I wondered what was in store for Dora, Joe and the totally awful Ivy.

It’s now 1951 and Dora is living with her two young daughters Carol and Jackie.  Despite wanting her back, Joe is learning that his one night stand with Ivy has cost him dearly.  But it’s not only being unable to cope with his infidelity that’s holding Dora back.  After the trauma of losing her baby, she can’t face getting pregnant again and won’t entertain having a hysterectomy.  It seems, therefore, things have reached a stalemate.  For his part, Joe has kept Ivy at a distance, accepting her friendship but nothing else.  Ivy, however, has other ideas.

Dora is a tough heroine. Times are hard and she hits a lot of bumps on her journey to keep her little family together. Joe is lovely but just a little naïve. There were moments when I wanted to take him by the shoulders and shake him. Why couldn’t he see what Ivy was doing? And Ivy, well she’s an absolute masterpiece. A complete bitch.  I absolutely hated her and am hoping when we reach book three she will get her comeuppance.

Pam has written a fabulous sequel which I simply couldn’t put down.  The only criticism I have is that I now have to wait for the third book in the series to see how the story ends.

I would like to thank NetGalley for an ARC of The Forgotten Family of Liverpool and say I loved every minute of it.

Many thanks to Kim Nash at Bookouture for inviting me to be part of Pam’s book tour.

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