"Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling..." Annie sang quietly, holding Derek's baby blue cardigan and trying to detect a familiar smell. The same cardigan he was supposed to wear at his christening. Annie and her friends leave Ireland in 1926 young and optimistic, hoping to find a better life in Liverpool. Only things do not turn out the way they had imagined. Annie falls in love, marries and starts a family of her own. But with the onset of World War Two comes tragedy and loss, testing Annie's strength to the limit. Little does she realize that the salvation of her loved ones lies partly with a German woman named Hilde, whose life and situation mirrors Annie's own. Liverpool Connection is the second book of a trilogy and is based on a true story. The first book, The Night I Danced with Rommel, tells Hilde's story. The books are historical novels based on facts and tell the writer's family history.
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I haven't read the print version but the narrator brought the characters to life in such a way that the audio would be just as good or better.
I found the part of the book when the bombs first hit London to be particularly moving.
This is an honest and heart wrenching story of the trials and tribulations experienced by those during the war. The writing was detailed and the characters were real. I spent a good portion of this book on the verge of tears but it is not soppy.
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Educational & Entertaining!