THE SISTERS O'DONNELL by Lyn Andrews is a warm-hearted and nostalgic saga not to be missed by readers of Maureen Lee and Katie Flynn. Throughout County Tipperary the three sisters were known as the Sisters O'Donnell.
They all have red hair, but little else in common. Together they move to Liverpool in the 1920s to make a new life for themselves - although each sister intends to go about it in her own sweet way.
Gina wants to be a star of the theatre, Mary-Kate wants to find a husband, and Bridget, shy, gentle Bridget, just wants to escape the Troubles. But when they get to Liverpool they realise that fame and fortune are thin on the ground as, indeed, is work. And their money is running out fast...The sisters have a long way to go before they fulfil their dreams - will the bonds of sisterhood be enough to hold them together?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 07/02/2008
- Category: Sagas
- ISBN: 9780755341849
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Review by DeltaQueen50
Three beautiful, red-haired Irish girls leave Ireland to seek their future. As many Irish did in the 1920’s they were fleeing the “Troubles” and the violence that was taking place. Having already lost her husband and eldest son to the soldiers’ guns, their mother send them off with her love and prayers.One finds her future in Liverpool, one in Glasgow and one on the stage of London. We follow all three sisters through the triumphs and heartaches of their lives as they find the strength to face many challenges and hold onto their dreams.Stylish writing along with some interesting details of life in the 1920’s made The Sisters O’Donnell a book that held my attention and that I enjoyed.