Amy Pearson's family is desperately poor - even by the standards of Edwardian Liverpool - but they have each other. Until Amy is torn from her home by her rich aunt, a woman obsessed by religion and snobbery who wants a girl she can mould as she wishes. Clever and pretty, ten-year-old Amy is perfect for her purposes.It is the beginning of a long journey for Amy, as she desperately searches for the family she lost, and a home where she can be free at last from her aunt's possessive tyranny. But she will have to endure a forced marriage and a tragic war before she can at last find what she seeks.
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Audrey Howard was born in Liverpool in 1929. Before she began to write she had a variety of jobs, among them hairdresser, model, shop assistant, cleaner and civil servant. In 1981, while living in Australia, she wrote the first of her bestselling novels. She lives in St Anne's on Sea, her childhood home.Review:
Howard's timeless story of love and betrayal is sure to enchant her army of loyal readers * Lancashire Evening Post on PAINTED HIGHWAY * A fast-moving glorious story . . . The story twists and turns. As ever, Audrey Howard treats us to lovely details . . . It is so sad, sweet and lively too . . . Another true gem. * North Wales Chronicle on WHISPERS ON THE WATER * A compelling and well-paced tale * Coventry Evening Telegraph on A FLOWER IN SEASON * This saga is, like all of Audrey Howard's books, compelling and memorable . . . a joy to read. * The Historical Novels Review on A PLACE CALLED HOPE * Poignant and well plotted, this is the book to curl up with to shut out troubles * Women's Realm on BEYOND THE SHINING WATER * Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller * Lancashire Life * 'This book is a perfect stocking-filler for any romantics you know. The characters are sweet and the storytelling utterly charming . . . It is compelling and memorable - and has everything a good saga should provide.' * News of the World *
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Book Description Hodder Paperback, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110340895411
Book Description Hodder Paperback, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0340895411
Book Description Hodder Paperback. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0340895411 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0104154