A deeply moving saga based in 20th-century Liverpool.
From a young age Laura Redmond resents the way her father speaks to her mother. She does not understand that despite his heated outbursts, John Redmond is a loyal and devoted husband.
As Laura grows up her protective love for her mother, Anne, leads to a love/hate relationship between father and daughter. Many think this is because they are so alike – both uncompromising and determined. Only Laura’s great-grandmother recognises the truth.
It takes many years filled with triumph and tragedy for the family, and the arrival of a special man in Laura’s life, before she can properly grasp the true nature of her father.
An absolute triumph, perfect for fans of Katie Flynn, Helen Forrester and Lyn Andrews.
About the Author
Elizabeth Murphy was an author of Liverpool family sagas, praised for their heartwarming portrayal of early 20th century Liverpool and their ‘good old-fashioned Northern common sense’. She was born in Liverpool and lived in Merseyside all of her life. When she was twelve, her father gave her a sixpenny book from a secondhand book stall, Liverpool Table Talk One Hundred Years Ago, which led to her lifelong interest in Liverpool’s history. Her stories follow young women from working class families overcoming hardship and finding happiness in the face of adversity. She passed away in 2002.