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The Kelly Sisters

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Sunday Times bestseller Maureen Lee returns with this heart-warming tale of three sisters striking out in the roaring twenties.

It's 1925 and Patricia, Tara and Aideen couldn't be more excited about leaving Dublin with their father and heading for a new life in Liverpool. Yet it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems, for the day after they arrive in England, Danny
Hardcover, 388 pages
Published July 30th 2015 by Orion
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Oct 11, 2015 Andrea rated it really liked it
Really good story got this book who won it on first reads,loved the characters a father who's in a lot of trouble leaves Dublin with his three girls leaving his young son they end up in new York there father disappeared on the boat told there father was dead,it's a story how they survive got abit lost over half way still a good book worth reading.
Sep 28, 2016 Jenni rated it it was ok
Started off well and i thought that it was going to be another good one from Maureen Lee but once they lost their father on the boat i felt the story just drifted here there and everywhere. Shame really she does write such good books.
Jan 23, 2016 Amanda rated it really liked it
I received the paperback copy through the Goodreads first to read programme.

It's an interesting story about three Irish sisters, Patricia, Aideen and Tara who by circumstances out of their control find themselves in New York. Their father mysteriously disappears whilst on the voyage from Liverpool to the States.

I like the characters of the three sisters and did get involved into how their lives evolved and of course whether or not they had their happy ending.

I did find the lack of twenties/thi
Sep 07, 2016 Tiina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First something completely irrelevant. Why are there three little girls on the cover art? All three Kelly sisters were well into their teens even in the beginning of the book.

So many extraordinary things happened to these sisters! Unbelievable! But it was easy to read on and believe that life could be so full of twists and turns for all three sisters.
Firstly, a big thank you as this was my first book won through a goodreads giveaway.
I have read several Maureen Lee books before, but this was completely different. It's easy to read and it got me interested right away, where as I often find it takes me a few chapters to get in to a book. The story focuses on Patricia, Aideen and Tara Kelly and how each of them choose to live their lives after finding themselves in New York. I'm not sure how to review this book, once the initial shock of finding
Apr 09, 2016 Helen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down. Great story as usual from Maureen Lee. The only thing I wasn't too happy with was the last bit about Tara and how she got in that situation. Could have been a few more pages about that, it ended too abruptly. Milo going to Ireland could well be another book. Don't want to give anything away. Definitely would recommend this book to others.
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Feb 22, 2016 Shona Gibbs rated it liked it
An OK story - I got a little bored in the middle and felt the sisters all got mixed up or there wasn't enough of an interest in their antics to warrant prolonged engagement. These kind of books I usually read very quickly. The story didn't maintain my interest enough to do this and I was dipping in and out.
Feb 11, 2016 Lynda rated it did not like it
Not a lot to say really..
Teenage girls from the 1920s land in New York after their father runs away from fraud in Ireland and then jumps to his death from the ship..
The book then goes on to tell the unbelievable tales of the three girls rags to riches stories.
Easy to read but not the book for me....too fluffy!
Feb 16, 2016 Woo rated it really liked it
I love reading Maureen Lee. This book is no exception. A read that shows how people's lives intertwine, and how someone else's actions can have such a drastic change on your life. 8/10
Feb 05, 2016 Just_me rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, novel
An easy read, good fast paced beginning that didn't really go anywhere. A good book to switch off too.
Jan 08, 2016 Kirstie rated it liked it
Not the best by any means. The storyline is very far fetched and unbelievable but overall a good enough easy read
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Maureen Lee was born in Bootle, England, UK, near Liverpool during the World War II. She attended Commercial College and became a shorthand typist. She married Richard, and they had three sons, now adults. The last years the marriage lives in Colchester, Essex.

During years, she published over one hundred and fifty short-stories, before published her first novel Lila in 1983. She continued publishe
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