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  1. Louise Wilson Louise Wilson says:

    Sisters Carol and Jackie have not had easy childhoods Carol now works in Lewis's department store and Jackie dreams of drama school and a career on the stage But the sisters are heartbroken when they discovered that they had been dating the same man Parents Dora and Joe must overcome past hurts to help their daughters despite the meddling of Joe's new wife IvySet in 1966 This is the third book in this trilogy and unfortunately I did not realise this when I reuested this book I think it can be read as a standalone but I would have preferred to read the other two books in this trilogy first This is a good family saga with the kind of troubles they had back in the day This story has good characters a bit of romance and it make some readers shed a tearI would like to thank NetGalley Bookouture and the author Pam Howes for my ARC in exchange for an honest review

  2. Sue Sue says:

    It’s 1966 and Dora’s and joes girls have grown upIt’s book 3 in the series Joe and Dora’s lives moved onCarol has grown into a stylish modern young woman who works for the big department store Lewis’sShe still lives with her father who is now married to Ivy while Jackie lives with her mom Carol wants a life on the stage and is focusing on getting into drama schoolThings in this book turn ugly for the sisters when Carol is dating Alex and Jackie is dating SandyOne day on a sisters meet up where Jackie wants to introduce her fella Carol is shocked and astounded to say the least when “Alex” her man turns out to SandyYes both were unbeknown dating the same man No wonder Carol found him distant and stand offish latelyBut Carol is pregnant and Joe soon finds out he needs to marry Carol to “make an honest woman” of herRemember this is in 1950s and 1960s so very ostracising for women back then People frowned and looked down on unwed moms and their familiesJoe doesn’t love CarolThey never live togetherThe emotional upheaval the heart wrenching decisions would tear anyone’s eyes up So reach for your tissuesIt’s a heartbreakingly fab readMy thanks to Bookoutour via Net Galley for my copy

  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    This if the third book in the trilogy and I highly recommend you read them in orderHaving been a fan of the first two books in the trilogy I really couldn’t wait to read this one Time has passed since we were last with Dora and her girls are both young adults now Where as the first two books concentrate on Dora Carol and Jackie take centre stage this time round and boy does it make for some gripping readingI have read each of these books in one sitting They are just too good to put down The author really draws you in and I felt like I was there in the 1960’s slap bang in Liverpool itselfCarol has always been a bit of a feisty one even when she was a child I had a kind of love hate relationship with her Hate is a bit strong actually as I didn’t hate her but I did find myself disliking her uite oftenJackie I loved She is very much her mothers daughter and I took to her straight away as she had grown up to be a mature and lovely lady Her relationship with Sandy was such an emotional roller coaster of a ride and my heart felt like it was literally going to burst at timesThe Liverpool Girls is a powerful and moving story that I didn’t want to end A gripping saga of love loss and relationships A 5 star trilogy that is a must read for fans of this genreMy thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for an advanced readers copy of this book All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway

  4. Shell Baker Shell Baker says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this bookThe Liverpool Girls is the third book in the trilogy and I have to say that I am well and truly gutted this is the last book in the series Like I have said before I have never read a family saga before and Pam Howes has opened up a whole new world to me reading this genre This book and series is fantastic Set in 1966 we catch up with sisters Carol and Jackie who haven't had the easiest childhood The Liverpool Girls tells the story of a love triangle who are heartbroken when they realise they have been dating the same man With an unexpected pregnancy causes shock waves and a rift between them The big uestion is can the family pull together or will the sister’s be destroyed forever? OMG what a heart wrenching moving story Pam Howes certainly knows how to pull on your heartstrings I still have a lump in my throat just thinking about this story It is full of twists and turns that I wasn't expecting In fact I couldn't turn the pages fast enough wanting to know what was going to happen next I love the author's style of writing which is an easy read with descriptions that make you feel right there in the story Sensitivity is shown with some rather sensitive story lines I can actually see a grit lit author in the making I loved the characters who are very realistic and easy to relate to I especially loved Jackie and found myself rooting for her Not only will this book will make you smile laugh and cry it will keep you hooked from start to finish This is without a doubt a spectacular ending to a brilliant trilogy There is nothing not to like about this book which I cannot recommend enough giving it 5 well deserved stars Thank you to Kim Nash at Bookouture for inviting me to take part in this fabulous Blitz

  5. Michelle Michelle says:

    The Liverpool Girls is the third book in the Trilogy and the story just gets better and better The story continues but centred around Joe and Dora daughters Carol and Jackie Carol lives with her dad Joe and stepmom Ivy and works in Lewis department store and Jackie lives with her mother Dora and hopes to go to drama schoolCarol has been going out with a guy called Alex for uite a while and when Alex tells her that he has something he needs to talk to her about Carol thinks that he wants to get engaged even though he has been standoffish of late He doesn’t know that Carol is pregnant with his child But he wants to end it with her Feeling down she agrees to go on a family outing to see her sister Jackie and her mother and Jackie’s new and first boyfriend Sandy But when they meet she finds out that AlexSandy has been cheating on her with her sister Jackie There is heartache for all the family when the pregnancy is found out and the family agrees that Jackie should end it with Sandy and make an honest woman of Carol as they are having a baby together Alex does not love Carol but agrees Although they marry they do not live together even after the baby is born This is such an emotional heart wrenching story of lives and loves in the 60’s and the sacrifices that young women made in those days to keep their reputations intact I loved this book from start to finish I didn’t want to put it down or finish it I will wait in anticipation for the next book to come out can’t wait

  6. Vicki - I Love Reading Vicki - I Love Reading says:

    Pam I need I have thoroughly enjoyed each and everyone of these booksfull review to follow

  7. Joanna Park Joanna Park says:

    Review to come as part of blog tour

  8. Sharon Sharon says:

    Thank you to Netgalley the author and the Publishers for this review copy given in exchange for an honest review Also thank you to Kim from Bookouture for organising the Blog TourThis is the third book in the Mersey Trilogy What happens in the previous books is recapped well throughout the book so it can be read as a standalone I do recommend that the books are read in order though not just because the story is easier to understand but because they are such good booksIn the third and final instalment we are taken forward to 1966 in Liverpool Carol is now 19 and Jackie is nearly 16 The story has moved on time wise from the last book but the only things that have really changed is their ages Jackie lives with her mum Dora and Carol has decided to live with her dad Joe and his wife Ivy Things are still a struggle for Dora doing two jobs to make ends meet She still has her standards though and holds her head up high in church every week Carol is enjoying life as a young woman She works at Lewis’s Department store and has a boyfriend Alex Jackie dreams of being on the stage but she’s also met a boy as well – the new Vicar’s son Sandy When Jackie turns 16 she wants to introduce her new boyfriend to her family but it soon becomes clear at Jackie’s 16th birthday party that Jackie and Carol have both been seeing the same boy This and an unexpected pregnancy threatens to tear their family apartI was so excited to get this book I LOVED the first two books and didn’t think anything could beat them I have to admit at the beginning of the book I felt a bit disappointed that Dora didn’t feature in it as much as I thought she would but once I settled into the story it didn’t really matter Obviously this instalment is about the two girls Carol and Jackie In the previous books they had only been young girls but now they were turning into young women Carol always seemed to have been dealt the worst hand through life being taken away from Dora when she was little This probably explained the rebellious side to her now – partying drinking and sex Jackie for me seemed to have the better life being able to stay with her mum The two girls never really got on when they were younger and whilst they tolerate each other now the events that happen threaten to tear them apart forever The book flows so well I got caught up in the story from page one and it felt like I was meeting old friends again The characters are all so likeable – except Ivy who just manages to be an old cow in all the books The setting was just absolutely brilliant I’ve been to Liverpool City Centre many times and can picture some of the places that were in the book It’s described so perfectly and with the 1960’s vibrant lifestyle and fashion thrown into the mix makes it just delightful reading The fashions were particularly enjoyable and I could picture in my mind how Jackie and Carol looked with their short hairstyles and miniskirts I read the book in or less one sitting reading well into the early hours It’s such a shame that real life had to interrupt it at timesIt’s a story of love family and friends It has its sad parts though so be warned to keep those tissues to hand The emotions you feel reading this makes you feel like you are on a rollercoaster This is not just a wonderful warming heart breaking story but a fantastic trilogy of books This series goes up on my top reads for this year I’m so glad I read them The only downside was it had to end – but what a perfect ending to a perfect storyFive Stars

  9. Joanna Lambert Joanna Lambert says:

    The Liverpool Girls is the final instalment of Pam’s three part family saga It’s now 1966 and Joe and Dora’s teenage daughters currently live apart Carol with Joe and his second wife Ivy and Jackie with Dora Joe and Ivy have a new centrally heated home Joe now works for the Ford Motor Company but Ivy has turned into a lazy stay at home wife with a long string of excuses as to why she can’t get a jobCarol currently works in Lewis’s Department store and lives with her father as it’s easier to get to work from where he lives Her boyfriend Alex who she pursued relentlessly before they got together is beginning to lose interest Desperate to keep him Carol does the unthinkable not realising how far the conseuences of her action will reachJackie about to turn sixteen is in love with young artist Sandy and has hopes of studying at drama school When Carol turns up to the family gathering for Jackie’s birthday she is shocked to discover Alex is in fact Sandy and they have been dating the same man Not only that Carol is now pregnant Sandy is horrified to discover he has been dating two sisters He thought he and Carol were finished He’s in love with Jackie but with the news of a baby what happens next?The scene is set for an emotional roller coaster of a ride I’m not giving any of the plot away as it wouldn’t be fair Pam’s writing delivers a great finale with unforgettable characters It was great to see Joe finally finding the courage to stand up to Ivy it was a long time coming although I have to say I think she got off lightly A word of warning too you’ll need those tissues again

  10. Amanda Amanda says:

    This is the third book in the trilogy set in Liverpool during the 1960s I read and reviewed the second book in the series and as I enjoyed the second book so much I made sure to read the first book in the series I did read the series out of seuence but I enjoyed it all the same I was so looking forward to reading the conclusion of the trilogy but I was also sad at the same time because I knew the series was coming to an end I was not to be disappointed as I really enjoyed ‘The Liverpool Girls’ and in fact I think that it is the best book of the seriesAs the title suggests the main focus of the book is on female characters who are very strong Some women are strong because their circumstances have made them so or they have been born that way I particularly liked Jackie’s mother Dora Dora has been through some tough times She was married to Jackie’s father and they also had another child called Carol Sadly Dora and her then husband suffered the loss of Carol’s twin and I don’t think that she has fully come to terms with the death Indeed it took her a long time to bond with Carol Conditions were different back then whereas nowadays parents of a dead child would be offered support and counselling Dora then suffered betrayal by her husband as he had an extra marital affair Dora chucked him out and he set up home with his lady friend Ivy who he is now married to Carol lives with them and Jackie still lives with Dora Dora struggles to get by on what little money she can I can see where Jackie gets her personality from Dora is not one to back down from a fight and neither is Jackie Jackie is a slightly naïve 15 year old girl whose main passions appear to be music drama and boys Jackie has aspirations of going to drama school but frustratingly she can’t afford to go because her mother just hasn’t got the money to fund the course Jackie falls for the son Sandy of the local vicar who is an aspiring artist Sandy’s behaviour is less than savoury as it turns out that he is keeping a little secret from Jackie and when she finds out what it is things may well explode and fall apart I’m not going to tell you what it is because that would be giving away far too much Jackie’s sister Carol lives with her father and Ivy She is also in a ‘friends with benefits’ situation with a young man but I think that she is far into him than he is to her I have to say that ‘The Liverpool Girls’ is extremely well written The author is able to write such vivid descriptions of 1960s Liverpool that I really could imagine that I was there in ‘The Cavern Club’ or another of the local hotspots and waiting for music from the 60s to start playing I really got a sense of what conditions were like socially and privately and what attitudes were like Once I started reading the book I found that I became addicted to it and I just couldn’t put it down It was almost as if my Kindle became glued to my hand as it came everywhere with me The page numbers were flying past so uickly that it was almost as if the pages were turning themselves and before I knew it I had finished the book which I had conflicting feelings about I was pleased to finish the book because I knew how the trilogy ended but I was disappointed to finish because I was enjoying the writing style and story so much that I just wanted the book to continue By the time I finished the book I felt as though I had been on an emotional rollercoaster with all the highs lows twists turns and so on and so forth The author clearly cares about her characters and this does shine through in her writing I took to some of the characters so well that I began to think of them as friends and if I could have jumped into the pages of the book to defend them then I would have done I know I know it’s a book and it’s fiction but if I love a book I immerse myself in the story and I start to ‘live’ it I just have far too vivid an imaginationIn short I really loved reading ‘The Liverpool Girls’ and I am so sad that this is the end of the series I would recommend the series to anybody but I would recommend that you read the series in order and not do as I did and start reading the series part way through I can’t wait to read from this fantastic author The score on the Ginger Book Geek scoreboard is a well deserved 5 out of 5

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The Liverpool Girls (Mersey, #3) ❰Ebook❯ ➨ The Liverpool Girls (Mersey, #3) Author Pam Howes – Will tragedy tear them apart – once and for all It’s 1966 and in Liverpool two sisters are about to have their lives turned upside down Sisters Carol and Jackie haven’t had the easiest of childh Will tragedy tear them apart – once and for all It’s and in Liverpool two sisters are about to have their lives turned upside down Sisters Carol and Jackie haven’t had the easiest of childhoods but as they grow The Liverpool eBook ´ up and begin their own lives both hope for happier times ahead Stylish Carol works in Lewis’s department store while Jackie dreams of drama school and a career on the stage But the sisters are heartbroken when they discover they have been dating the same man and an unexpected pregnancy causes a rift between them Parents Dora and Joe must overcome their past hurts and help their daughters despite the meddling of Joe’s second wife Ivy As the sisters’ troubles spiral and difficult decisions must be made can the family pull together – or will Jackie and Carol’s sisterly bond be destroyed forever The Liverpool Girls is a heart breaking and compelling story of family loss and love Perfect for fans of Annie Groves Anne Baker and Kitty Neale read what everyone’s saying about  The Liverpool Girls ‘Gripping Too good to put down The author really draws you in My heart felt like it was literally going to burst The Liverpool Girls is a powerful and moving story that I didn’t want to end A must read’ By the Letter Book Reviews stars ‘Absolutely brilliant Just delightful reading I read the book in or less one sitting reading well into the early hours The emotions you feel reading this makes you feel like you are on a rollercoaster A wonderful warming heart breaking story’ Stardust Book Reviews stars ‘I absolutely loved it I enjoyed every bit I felt like the characters were part of my extended family I really feel like I have been on a life journey with them Brilliant’ I Love Reading stars ‘I loved this book from start to finish’ Goodreads reviewer stars ‘I’ve read many family sagas over the years but the Mersey Trilogy tops them all Will stay with me for a long time’ Goodreads reviewer stars ‘Pam’s writing delivers a great finale with unforgettable characters’ Brook Cottage books stars ‘I read this in less than a day what better recommendation can I give The attention to detail is great and really transports the reader I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys family sagas and as a cosy escapism from life’ Goodreads reviewer stars ‘Absolutely fabulous story Everything else is forgotten while I devour these books Massive five stars’ Goodreads reviewer stars ‘An amazing story Highly recommended’ Goodreads reviewer stars ‘Terrific Wonderful.