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Two families – and their secrets . . . A superb Liverpool saga from bestselling author Maureen Lee

In Liverpool, on a stormy September night in 1920, two women from very different backgrounds give birth to daughters in the same house. Enemies at first, they later become friends when separate troubles unite them. But friendship between their daughters, Cara and Sybil, is a different matter.

Nineteen years later, at the beginning of the Second World War, Cara and Sybil find themselves thrown together when they enlist and are both stationed in Malta. It is a time of live-changing repercussions for them both while, back home in Liverpool, the bombs rain down on a defiant city.

Reviews

Take two families, their loves, secrets, tragedies and triumphs, add wartime Malta and the defiant spirit of Liverpool as bombs fall, and you have the ingredients of a good dependable saga
CHOICE
Maureen Lee is one of those hugely talented authors who writes great women for women readers. Her books don't just have one heroine, they have several. But even by her popular standards, The September Girls is exceptional. ... [a] thumping multi-generational saga
DAILY RECORD
An engrossing tale - she explores with warmth and insight the intertwined lives and loves of two very different families
SAINSBURYS MAGAZINE
The queen of saga writing
MY WEEKLY