03 August 2022

A Liverpool Song by Ruth Hamilton

I borrowed A Liverpool Song by Ruth Hamilton from the mobile library.  I do not remember requesting it but Simon the van driver said it was for me!! I thought I would give it a go as it was certainly a change from the crime, murders, thrillers, etc. I have been reading lately. 

Letting go of the past to grasp the future . . . Andrew Sanderson, brilliant surgeon and renowned musician, is still grieving the death of his beloved wife Mary when his younger daughter turns up on the doorstep having left her wealthy and philandering husband. It’s not long before the house is overrun with daughters, grandchildren, sons-in-law and a boisterous stray dog called Storm. At Andrew's time of life, is this really what he needs? One thing is sure, home is a lot more interesting than it once was. As he reminisces about his past and the love he once shared with his wife, Andrew starts to realize that there is indeed a new road to be travelled; he just has to let go of his grief and embrace tomorrow… (Goodreads)

I loved it, it was funny, with great storylines about 3 generations of a family.  And of course,  there is a happy ending for all concerned, with some hurdles along the way.  There were a couple of storylines that made me cry. It jumps backwards and forwards through the lives of some of the characters, but I had no problem keeping up with who was who.  Even though I said it made me cry in a couple of places I would recommend it for a quick summer holiday read.  I will look up more of her books when I want to read a  lovely story to cheer me up.


  1. Hari om
    some books can be cathartic... This sounds as if it might one such. Ta for the recommendation. YAM xx

    1. My pleasure and thank you for your help this afternoon.