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It's 1925 and Patricia, Tara and Aideen couldn't be more excited to be starting a new life in Liverpool. Yet it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems, for the girls are hastily swept onto a huge ocean liner heading to New York. When their father vanishes mid-way across the Atlantic, the grieving sisters prepare themselves for a new life in the big city. For whatev It's 1925 and Patricia, Tara and Aideen couldn't be more excited to be starting a new life in Liverpool. Yet it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems, for the girls are hastily swept onto a huge ocean liner heading to New York. When their father vanishes mid-way across the Atlantic, the grieving sisters prepare themselves for a new life in the big city. For whatever their father was running from has every chance of catching up with them...


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It's 1925 and Patricia, Tara and Aideen couldn't be more excited to be starting a new life in Liverpool. Yet it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems, for the girls are hastily swept onto a huge ocean liner heading to New York. When their father vanishes mid-way across the Atlantic, the grieving sisters prepare themselves for a new life in the big city. For whatev It's 1925 and Patricia, Tara and Aideen couldn't be more excited to be starting a new life in Liverpool. Yet it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems, for the girls are hastily swept onto a huge ocean liner heading to New York. When their father vanishes mid-way across the Atlantic, the grieving sisters prepare themselves for a new life in the big city. For whatever their father was running from has every chance of catching up with them...

30 review for The Kelly Sisters (Unabridged Audiobook)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Lacey

    A Maureen Lee book is like having a bowl of your long gone Nana's soup. The warm caring memory attached to it makes you just glow inside. The Kelly Sisters was not a disappointed. I haven't read Maureen Lee in a while and I pleased to see the style of writing hasn't changed. I will always remember the sisters. The story takes you in so many directions with the root being family and love. A perfect lazy day read. Be taken on a heart felt emotional ride. A Maureen Lee book is like having a bowl of your long gone Nana's soup. The warm caring memory attached to it makes you just glow inside. The Kelly Sisters was not a disappointed. I haven't read Maureen Lee in a while and I pleased to see the style of writing hasn't changed. I will always remember the sisters. The story takes you in so many directions with the root being family and love. A perfect lazy day read. Be taken on a heart felt emotional ride.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tracey

    Firstly, a big thank you as this was my first book won through a goodreads giveaway. I have read several Maureen Lee books before, but this was completely different. It's easy to read and it got me interested right away, where as I often find it takes me a few chapters to get in to a book. The story focuses on Patricia, Aideen and Tara Kelly and how each of them choose to live their lives after finding themselves in New York. I'm not sure how to review this book, once the initial shock of finding Firstly, a big thank you as this was my first book won through a goodreads giveaway. I have read several Maureen Lee books before, but this was completely different. It's easy to read and it got me interested right away, where as I often find it takes me a few chapters to get in to a book. The story focuses on Patricia, Aideen and Tara Kelly and how each of them choose to live their lives after finding themselves in New York. I'm not sure how to review this book, once the initial shock of finding themselves in New York was over, the story didn't really go anywhere, it just sort of ambled along. I found I didn't love the story but neither did I hate it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    Really good story got this book who won it on first reads,loved the characters a father who's in a lot of trouble leaves Dublin with his three girls leaving his young son they end up in new York there father disappeared on the boat told there father was dead,it's a story how they survive got abit lost over half way still a good book worth reading. Really good story got this book who won it on first reads,loved the characters a father who's in a lot of trouble leaves Dublin with his three girls leaving his young son they end up in new York there father disappeared on the boat told there father was dead,it's a story how they survive got abit lost over half way still a good book worth reading.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    This was a great fun loving book with a very interesting story. This lady always impresses.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Pat Bradford

    Does the artist who does the cover bother to look at the book - a story of 3 girls aged 18, 16 and 14 and the cover shows three small children so you start the book with completely the wrong idea of what the book will be about. I found the middle too long drawn out then suddenly at the end it appeared she had got bored with writing the book and everything was sorted out in a few pages.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    I really enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down. Great story as usual from Maureen Lee. The only thing I wasn't too happy with was the last bit about Tara and how she got in that situation. Could have been a few more pages about that, it ended too abruptly. Milo going to Ireland could well be another book. Don't want to give anything away. Definitely would recommend this book to others. I really enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down. Great story as usual from Maureen Lee. The only thing I wasn't too happy with was the last bit about Tara and how she got in that situation. Could have been a few more pages about that, it ended too abruptly. Milo going to Ireland could well be another book. Don't want to give anything away. Definitely would recommend this book to others.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Woo

    I love reading Maureen Lee. This book is no exception. A read that shows how people's lives intertwine, and how someone else's actions can have such a drastic change on your life. 8/10 I love reading Maureen Lee. This book is no exception. A read that shows how people's lives intertwine, and how someone else's actions can have such a drastic change on your life. 8/10

  8. 4 out of 5

    Shauna Doherty

    A very slow moving stoey i felt with alot of hopping forwards and no back story to it but i did love how the three sisters survived on there own through out wveryrhing even after being abandoned in a strange country an overall easy read

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    I enjoyed this book as I have all of the Maureen Lee books that I have read she is a brilliant storyteller and I just love the way her characters evolve

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nicky Mottram

    Audio version of this book, nice easy listen, great storyline

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Hancock

    Totally confusing, lots of jumping around, lots of very unrealistic story lines... Was hard to finish!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Pamela Hamilton

    A bit rushed at the end

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mary Geraghty

    Oh the blarney!! This was a fantastic story. It covered so much about family, differences, war and life. The characters were written about in a sympathetic way. Real storytelling.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Daisy Mawdsley-hall

    Love this author

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lyn Ford

    Another great story by the wonderful Maureen Lee

  16. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Great story about three Irish sisters who settle in New York and how their respective lives turn out. I was left wanting more which is a good sign, but felt the book came to rather an abrupt end.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I received the paperback copy through the Goodreads first to read programme. It's an interesting story about three Irish sisters, Patricia, Aideen and Tara who by circumstances out of their control find themselves in New York. Their father mysteriously disappears whilst on the voyage from Liverpool to the States. I like the characters of the three sisters and did get involved into how their lives evolved and of course whether or not they had their happy ending. I did find the lack of twenties/thi I received the paperback copy through the Goodreads first to read programme. It's an interesting story about three Irish sisters, Patricia, Aideen and Tara who by circumstances out of their control find themselves in New York. Their father mysteriously disappears whilst on the voyage from Liverpool to the States. I like the characters of the three sisters and did get involved into how their lives evolved and of course whether or not they had their happy ending. I did find the lack of twenties/thirties atmosphere lacking, and a few parts of the story didn't really make sense, especially with the name of Tara's love interest. The chopping and changing from one sisters part to the others was distracting, taking me out of the storyline for a moment, which became slightly irritating in parts. On the whole its a lovely story but for me personally, I would have liked to have 'felt' the atmosphere of the roaring twenties in New York, flowing into the uncertainty of the thirties and the upheaval and controversy surrounding the uprising fascist movement.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tiina

    First something completely irrelevant. Why are there three little girls on the cover art? All three Kelly sisters were well into their teens even in the beginning of the book. So many extraordinary things happened to these sisters! Unbelievable! But it was easy to read on and believe that life could be so full of twists and turns for all three sisters.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sioni Gibbins

    An OK story - I got a little bored in the middle and felt the sisters all got mixed up or there wasn't enough of an interest in their antics to warrant prolonged engagement. These kind of books I usually read very quickly. The story didn't maintain my interest enough to do this and I was dipping in and out. An OK story - I got a little bored in the middle and felt the sisters all got mixed up or there wasn't enough of an interest in their antics to warrant prolonged engagement. These kind of books I usually read very quickly. The story didn't maintain my interest enough to do this and I was dipping in and out.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lynda

    Not a lot to say really.. Teenage girls from the 1920s land in New York after their father runs away from fraud in Ireland and then jumps to his death from the ship.. The book then goes on to tell the unbelievable tales of the three girls rags to riches stories. Easy to read but not the book for me....too fluffy!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jenni

    Started off well and i thought that it was going to be another good one from Maureen Lee but once they lost their father on the boat i felt the story just drifted here there and everywhere. Shame really she does write such good books.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Just_me

    An easy read, good fast paced beginning that didn't really go anywhere. A good book to switch off too. An easy read, good fast paced beginning that didn't really go anywhere. A good book to switch off too.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Suze Mackay

    ok something to read

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kirstie

    Not the best by any means. The storyline is very far fetched and unbelievable but overall a good enough easy read

  25. 4 out of 5

    Pauline

    I haven't read a Maureen Lee for some time/ couldn't put it down-lovely story. I haven't read a Maureen Lee for some time/ couldn't put it down-lovely story.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Rose

    This is the book in which i thought is boring but is actually good!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    loved it

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ann Bouqourri

  29. 5 out of 5

    Maureen Whipps

  30. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Tilling

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