My Sister's Child

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For the inhabitants of Liverpool's Milton Street a steady income and a roof over their heads are luxuries. The Ryan family have barely grown accustomed to such things when a fire destroys their father Jack's modest coal haulage business, leaving Jack broken and his family facing ruin. They're forced to turn to Conor, Jack's brother from Ireland, a man whose noisy joviality seventeen-year-old Ellen Ryan suspects hides a mean viciousness.

She's right, and with her mother sick and her half-sister Annie becoming increasingly feckless, it's down to Ellen to fight Conor's tyranny. But when Annie disappears, leaving her baby on their doorstep, Ellen begins fear for herself and for the life of the innocent child she has learnt to love...

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  • Bev Taylor

    can ellen keep the child she loves safe from harm? follow the lives of the ryan family in liverpool from 1909 they have lived in poverty but jack started his own coal business and now they r much bett...

  • Barbra

    I have never read a bad book by this author - she is very popular in this country. Love her books.Back Cover Blurb:For the inhabitants of Liverpool's Milton Street a steady income and a roof over thei...

  • Ria

    A tragic tale of love, loss, heartbreak and friendship.When the Ryan family come into a bit of money they start up a coal haulage business but its not long before tragedy strikes in the shape of a fir...

  • Boro

    Brilliant gripping story ...

  • rachid  idjiou

    n 1909, the Ryan family lived in Liverpool's Milton Street they owned a modest coal business to feed their family, They reached success but a neighbour called John Meakin was jealous of them he starte...

  • Tracey

    I've read a few Lyn Andrews book's lately and this was defiantly the best. It was much grittier than the others I have read. There is a awful lot of death and heartache but the overall theme was that ...

  • Lesley

    Although the title infers this book will be about the narrator’s nephew, he plays a very minor roll in the last quarter of the book. It’s a quick, easy read about family life in the slums of Engla...

  • Jennifer Cadge

    BrilliantCouldn't put it down, tragic courageous full of love and friendship. People with true grit in the face of adversity....

  • Margaret Hislop

    Poor endingThough the book was enjoyable the ending let it down. Far too abrupt and I was very disappointed. That's why only 3stars....

  • De Beresford

    My Sisters ChildI enjoyed reading this book. But too much heartache. Could have stretched each character out more and had happy times too over another novel....