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Far From Home

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  142 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Lyn Andrews' storytelling gift shines through on every page of her Sunday Times bestseller FAR FROM HOME - the perfect read if you enjoy the novels of Kate Thompson and Dilly Court.

As daughter of the blacksmith in her tiny Irish village, fifteen-year-old Kitty Doyle knows little of the ways of the world, but she has to grow up fast when her widowed father re-marries and sh
Paperback, 448 pages
Published August 23rd 2007 by Headline (first published December 4th 2006)
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May 03, 2016 Liz Janet rated it really liked it
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I don’t do romance. Why? It just never appealed to me as the sole role in a novel, then I read this, and although not converted to loving that genre, I think this novel will stay with me for a very long time. Do you want character development? This will give it to you. A love interest that is not an imbecile? This has it for you. 1920′s but not in America? This one takes place in Ireland and Liverpool. How women survived back then? Oh this will tell you and you might cry. This book is lovely, I ...more
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I picked this book up in a book sale at my local library. The cover caught my eye and the blurb heightened my interest; I’d never heard of the author but wanted to give this book a chance.

Far From Home focuses on the life of Kitty Doyle, from the age of fifteen when her life changes dramatically when her father re-marries. Forced from her home she’s sent to work for Miss Elizabeth. When tragedy strikes she finds herself across the water in Liverpool where she tries to leave her old life in Irela
Oct 17, 2012 ReaderSP rated it liked it
This was the first book that I had read by this author and I'm not really sure if it was good or not. The story follows Kitty, a very head strong girl, as she is thrown out of her family home in Ireland and moved to England to survive on her own. I did enjoy reading the story but found it to be unrealistic and very predictable. All the same, it was a pleasant read. I won't rush out to buy another by this author but will be passing this book onto a friend to read.
Aug 29, 2014 Ally rated it liked it
I love novels about Europe and I love the 1920's... how could I not adore this book? I devoured it in one day.
Aug 29, 2011 Gizy rated it it was amazing
Excellent book! I really enjoyed reading it from the beginning. I felt like I was literally in the book with the different characters!
Dec 13, 2009 Tes rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful story, I loved this book and it was a very enjoyable read. It was amazing. :) Another great book from Lyn. It was nice that Kitty got her happy ending.
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A very good read enjoyed every page a typical Lyn Andrews book riveting to the very end thoroughly recommend this book
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Lyn Andrews is one of the the UK's top one hundred paper-back bestsellers. Born and brought up in Liverpool, she is the daughter of a policeman who also married a policeman. After becoming the mother of triplets, she took some time off from her writing whilst she raised her children. Shortlisted for the romantic Novelists' Association Award in 1993, she has now written twenty-one hugely successful ...more
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