Liverpool 1939: Olivia Campbell appears to have the perfect life. However, behind closed doors she lives in constant fear of her abusive father, and has no support from her mother.
Longing for love and affection she begins a relationship with Ted, a young lad who works in her father’s factory. But her family disapprove of the relationship and forbid them from seeing each other.
When war comes to Liverpool, Olivia seizes the opportunity to leave behind her unhappy life and join the WAAF. There she meets a fellow trainee, Maude and the two embrace their newly found independence. Soon Olivia meets the handsome Ralph, and all thoughts of Ted are brushed aside. Until he returns to her life with some shocking news that turns her world upside down . . .
Chells and Books Review:
When I was asked by Lydia Spooner from Arrow Publishing to be apart of the blog tour for Over the Rainbow by Katie Flynn I was jumping for joy and could not wait for this book to land on my door mat, so thank you for asking me.
Over the Rainbow is the third book as part of the Liverpool Sisters series but could easily be read as a stand alone, however I have found that by reading the second book Under the Mistletoe I was far more excited about the outcome of this story and invested in the characters. I found I was making links and finding answers. I haven’t as yet read the first in this series Liverpool Daughter but I am now desperate to get my hands on a copy. Having not read the first it has not taken anything away from the whole story, as characters do interlink but I am excited to know more about the characters stories that are in Liverpool Daughter.
In Over the Rainbow we follow Olivia as she comes to terms with an incident that happened as a child and that has consequences into adulthood. It is one of those stories where I do not want to give to much away as reading it for yourselves will be ruined by spoilers. What I will say is that it is a lovely, heart-warming story set in WW2 and is full of friendships, love and hope for the future as will as secrets that threaten the truth from ever being found out in regards to the intendent that has changed Olivia’s life, and without finding the truth she cannot hope to move on and live the life she is meant to. Also having read Under the Mistletoe there is an invested interest in the truth being found out. I was turning each page with joy as I fell deeper into the plot.
Under the Rainbow, such a perfect title for this story, is a page turner! I loved it!
I have read books in the past by Katie Flynn, as a teen growing up, and I am so excited to be reading them again. Katie Flynn sadly passed away in 2019 but her daughter Holly Flynn who worked closely with her mother know writes under her name and what a legacy to continue. Katie would be so incredible pleased with The Liverpool Sisters series of books as they are well thought out, researched and written by Holly. Thank you Holly for introducing us to an amazing cast of characters with three brilliant stories.
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