A wonderful Liverpool saga spanning forty years from bestselling author Maureen Lee. 1960s Liverpool's glamorous world of music is the place to be. So when Sean, Lachlan and Max form The Merseysiders, and Jeannie and Rita become part of The Flower Girls, they put heart and soul into their performances and achieve success beyond their wildest dreams. The greatest star of all is Sean McDowd, adored by women everywhere yet unable to get his first love out of his mind. But Jeannie Flowers has married Lachlan...No one is prepared for the deceits and betrayals that lie ahead.
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(197mm x 129mm x 31mm)
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Winner of the 2000 Romantic Novelists' Award for Dancing in the Dark, Maureen Lee is a highly accomplished author of family sagas, and this latest novel more than lives up to its predecessors. The era it is mostly set in is a memorable one for many: when music as we know it today really began. Rose Sullivan is just 13 when she leaves the orphanage and starts her life in service. More than anything in the world she wants to be loved, so it is not long before she agrees to marry gardener Tom Flowers, a man twice her age, and settle down in Liverpool. Rose is content in her life, but as her children grow up she has to question her feelings, because a new world is emerging - a different world, with changing values and wants which was unacceptable to Tom. As the 1960s dawn and Liverpool starts becoming the place to be, Max and Jeannie, Tom and Rose's children, begin to rebel against Tom's way of living and fight for their own place in the world. With their friends, they form bands and start to achieve remarkable success. But behind the public triumphs lie private griefs and disappointments. While Max and Jeannie fight for their happiness, Rose too must ask herself whether she still has the strength to change and move on. Well-plotted and absorbing with sympathetic characters and a real feel for its setting, this is a thoroughly enjoyable story of music, love and self-discovery. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Maureen Lee
Maureen Lee was born in Liverpool and had numerous short stories published and a play professionally staged before her first novel was published. Her award-winning novels have earned her many fans. Her latest novel, The Leaving of Liverpool, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. She is an RNA winner, and writes full time. Maureen now lives in Colchester, Essex. To find out more, visit www.maureenlee.co.uk