Publication date: April 6, 2021


ISBN: 9781800485747
RRP: £ 8.99


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Audiobook (digital download)

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The Mersey Mistress

A gripping saga from Liverpool’s very own bestselling author, Sheila Riley


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 husband 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 sixteen-year-old Anna Cassidy, into her home but is unable to save Anna’s twelve-year-old brother Sam, 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.

Praise for Sheila Riley:

‘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

‘A fabulous story of twists and turns – a totally unputdownable, page turner that had me cheering on the characters. I loved it!’ Rosie Hendry

‘A thoroughly enjoyable, powerful novel’ Lyn Andrews

‘An enchanting, warm and deeply touching story’ Cathy Sharp

‘Vivid, compelling and full of heart. Sheila is a natural-born storyteller.’ Kate Thompson

‘This author knows the Liverpool she writes about; masterly storytelling from a true Mersey Mistress.’ Lizzie Lane

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