I bought this book as a Kindle Daily Deal for 99p and read it whilst on holiday recently. It was an easy but well written read with all those human emotions that were so raw in WWII however this time the focus, unusually, is focused on Liverpool and I really appreciated the grit and sheer determination of the people of this city when they came under the intense bombing by Hitler’s Luftwaffe in an attempt to obliterate the biggest port in the north.
It is a heartwarming and uplifting story even if it is tinged with the inevitable sadness resulting from war.
Amazon Product Description:
NOT EVEN THE BOMBS THAT DESTROYED THEIR CITY COULD BREAK THEIR SPIRIT … Three generations of strong, determined women and the war that threatened to tear them apart. In the backstreets of Liverpool, Eileen Watson lives with her mother, Nellie, daughter Mel and her three tear-away sons. Life isn’t great, but they have each other, and family can get you through anything. Or…can it? Then, on the third day in September 1939, Britain declares war on Germany and their lives change forever. The children have to be evacuated, but daughter Mel refuses to go, and so Eileen says goodbye to het mother and sons, moves away from the street they love and faces a future without most of the people in her precious family. Thus begins a journey for them all. A journey filled with forbidden love, tragedy and the terrifying sounds of a city they love crumbling into craters left by the Luftwaffe. Their lives will never be the same again …
I am looking forward to Ruth Hamilton’s next book, A Liverpool Song, coming out in July.