Set in Liverpool in the 1920s, this is a heartwarming tale of triumph over adversity, from the Sunday Times bestselling saga author, Katie Flynn.
Dympna Byrnes lives a simple life with her family on the Connemara coast. She adores her father Micheál, and does her best to help her family by working hard and expecting little.
But beneath the surface there are hidden secrets. Dympna’s mother idolises her clever eldest son, yet her attitude to Dympna is puzzling. So when her family find themselves in desperate need of money, it is Dympna who crosses the water to Liverpool to seek a better life.
Immersed in the bustling streets of Liverpool, Dympna’s circumstances begin to improve. But it is a chance encounter with orphaned, half-starved Jimmy Ruddock that sets her on an extraordinary path she never could have predicted…
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Good books - writes a lot about Ireland and Liverpool.Back Cover Blurb:The Byrnes are a fishing family, lving a life of grinding poverty on the Connemarra coast. Dympna, the only girl, adores her father Michael. She does her best to help her English mother and the family rub along by working hard and expecting little.But beneath the smooth-seeming surface there are hidden secrets. Beatrice idolises her clever eldest son, but her attitude to her husband and Dympna is puzzling. Yet when the family desperately need money it is Dympna who crosses the water to Liverpool, to earn the money for them.Meanwhile, in Liverpool, orphaned, half-starved Jimmy Ruddock struggles to escape from his background with little success, until he meets Elsie, a tough young slum-dweller who helps him to better himself. Then he starts work aboard a Fleetwood trawler, and meets up with Dympna....