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  • The Mersey Mistress

  • By: Sheila Riley
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (314 ratings)

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The Mersey Mistress

By: Sheila Riley
Narrated by: Julie Maisey
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Summary

Brand-new from Liverpool's very own best-selling author, Sheila Riley

1910 Liverpool Docks

Ruby Swift is a hard-working, straight-talking woman of substance who does not suffer fools gladly.

But when tragedy strikes on a bitter Christmas Eve, Ruby and her beloved Archie take matters into their own hands when a trusted employee’s house is mysteriously engulfed by flames and lives are lost.

Orphaned by the fire, Ruby welcomes heartbroken 16-year-old Anna Cassidy into her home and family, but circumstances conspire against them, and she is unable to save Anna's 12-year-old brother Sam Cassidy, who is sent by the church to Canada as a Homeboy.

Can Ruby help mend a broken heart, and can these two children ever be reunited, or is there another higher game in play?

Mersey Mistress takes you on a journey to another time, another place. From the banks of the River Mersey to the frozen waters of the Canadian Saint Laurence River.

©2021 Sheila Riley (P)2021 Boldwood Books

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"A powerful and totally absorbing family saga that is not to be missed. I turned the pages almost faster than I could read." (Carol Rivers)

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Heartwarming Olde England

Good story line, could have been more detailed with linking era activities.

All in all a lovely book to listen to on long journeys.

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Good story

loved thd story. thought the characters were very strong. the terrible Canadian accent spoiled it, more southern American!

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Love and struggle overcoming adversity.

really enjoyed this story of love and strength overcoming adversity but a poor ending

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I enjoyed it

Read some of the reviews which were quite scathing but I enjoyed it. Not sure if it’s one of a series but if it is I shall get some of the others

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intriguing

Good storyline with sadness, happiness, integrity and a inside into the early 1900.Now for continuing

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One of the best Sagas I've heard.

One of the best Sagas I've heard! Looking forward to the sequel and further books in the series.

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Thrilling to the end

Loved this book, from beginning to end.
The narrator Julie Maisey has a calming voice, very relaxing.

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Great read.

Loved it a lot. The story was excellent. The narrator put thought into the reading.

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The Mersey Mistress

I enjoyed listening to this book and wanted to know what happened next. Narration excellent throughout.

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A charming and delightful story

The narration was perfection enhancing the story with good accents and feeling adding to the theatrical sense of listening to a play and actually living within the story. I hope there is a another book which continues this delightful journey.

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