Kitty and Her Sisters

Kitty and Her Sisters Another wonderful Liverpool saga from bestselling author Maureen Lee At the age of nineteen Kitty McCarthy has decided she is going to live a life less ordinary although she doesn t know quite how t

  • Title: Kitty and Her Sisters
  • Author: Maureen Lee
  • ISBN: 9780752878188
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
  • Another wonderful Liverpool saga from bestselling author, Maureen Lee.At the age of nineteen, Kitty McCarthy has decided she is going to live a life less ordinary although she doesn t know quite how to go about it What she does know is that she doesn t want to get married and raise children in Liverpool like her elder sisters Claire, who is a mother hen easy going NorAnother wonderful Liverpool saga from bestselling author, Maureen Lee.At the age of nineteen, Kitty McCarthy has decided she is going to live a life less ordinary although she doesn t know quite how to go about it What she does know is that she doesn t want to get married and raise children in Liverpool like her elder sisters Claire, who is a mother hen easy going Norah and elegant Aileen But Kitty s resolve is tested by the unexpected direction her life takes The combination of an impetuous youthful decision and a chance meeting twenty years later are to have momentous repercussions that will stay with her for ever, and it is her sisters who are the constant thread when other relationships come and go They know her best, they say, and in the end they know what s best for her although Kitty would almost certainly disagree

    One thought on “Kitty and Her Sisters”

    1. What's with Kitty and her Sisters, all they seem to do is to have kids and relationships. Most of them get married because 'they had to'. There is no desire to study better or to get better jobs. Is this how Liverpool was in the 1950's but as the book stretches up to the 1980's it is strange that the younger generation does not think of getting a better education, except for Ben who is on the road to University but Samantha his girlfriend gets pregnant ! Eve who did seem to be promising, has no [...]

    2. I love Maureen Lee and think I've read about 8 of hers in the past few years. I truly enjoyed this book - a family saga set in Liverpool England from the mid 1940's to the 1980's. We follow the main character, Kitty, and her 4 sisters through 40 years of "regular life". I like books about regular life sometimes, because like them, I live a pretty "regular" life. Yes, there are ups and downs and inside outs - all of which I felt were plausible. It kept my interest, while still being an easy read. [...]

    3. As always a nice easy read from this author. This book is a bit more modern than normal.Still very good though.

    4. Every author is writes at least one dud in their career and for me this is Maureen Lee's dud. It started promising. Kitty a determined young woman who swore she'd never marry and have children and live like her sisters and mother. However it went downhill when she got pregnant. Then it got even more boring and hard to push through. Aileen was a horrible selfish person who abandons their adopted child because you get pregnant with your own? Then the story moves into soap opera territory and I'd s [...]

    5. I read this book based on the recommendation of another. It wasn't quite what I was expecting. I guess I thought it would be more like Rosamund Pilcher's books, giving a cosy, comfortable feeling in the reading of it. The second half of the book was better than the first half. I will check out more of this author's books.

    6. A bit of a soap opera but a fun summer read. There was never a dull moment with these sisters, and so many babies I needed a family tree chart! Maureen Lee can certainly write a good saga!

    7. Maureen Lee's books are very similar but nice relaxing reads. I did think that some of the books would have characters interlacing through the stories but this doesn't seem to be the case. Kitty and her sisters, what a family! I am not sure I even like Kitty that much and some of them seem quite disturbed. I think that if the book had not been set in the 60s and 70 s to begin with , a family story like this set in 2014 would have much more dire consequences . They did get away with an awful lot. [...]

    8. Esto de coger cualquier libro que haya por casa para llenar horas de transporte público a veces tiene estas cosas Novela intrascendente, de "valor humano", con un personaje al que le ocurren más incidentes en su vida que a Papillón Narración correcta, sin más, con algún momento de interés, en la que lo más interesente puede ser la técnica de foco sobre determinados momentos de la vida de la protagonista. Y nada más, que tampoco está el patio para muchos lujos.

    9. I was worried about this book being written in the first person but as the story progressed I found myself not wanting to put the book down. I found it queer that Kitty would fall pregnant when she knew that she didn't want children or marriage and I felt that her daughter was too forgiving. Overall I enjoyed the book and loved the little cottage that Kitty found herself living in.

    10. I like Maureen Lee as an author, but when you've read several of her books you tend to see a lot of similar plot lines. Kitty and her sisters is slightly more original, but generally nothing new. Still, it's an enjoyable read anyway.

    11. There were some funny moments in this book and some likable characters, however I thought some of the twists in the storyline in the latter half of the book were a bit far fetched and the ending was disappointing.

    12. Another excellent book. Not as outstanding as say The Leaving of Liverpool or Martha's Journey, but very interesting, with great character development, creativity (the true father of Eve's nephew Jake) and themes (Kitty declining first offer of marriage).

    13. I felt very involved in this story, like I knew the whole family. I thought it was a great story, following all the sisters. Well written, and recommended for any Maureen Lee fan.

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