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Shadows of the Past

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This book is set in Liverpool in the 1920s. 
This book is a great historical drama and lived up to my expectations. 
I loved the characters and it is written true to the era that it is set in 
A great read
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This was a brilliant book with such a captivating storyline.  I could not put it down and was reading into the small hours.  I have never ready anything by June Francis before but will certainly belooking for her books in future.  Fantastic.
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A fab read by June. It tells the story of Anne who was adopted and brought up in Liverpool. At the library one day Anne met a boy Andrew who she fell for only to be told he was her brother. After the deaths of her adopted parents Anne decided to travel to Scotland to visit her father’s family. A shock discovery at meeting Fiona who looked like Anne and also looked like her grandmother Hugh her adopted father’s mother made Anne think her true parents were closer then she thought. Anne and Andrew had to get to the truth to find out if their love was ever to be able to go anywhere. A nice family saga.
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Set in Liverpool in 1928. Sylvia and Hugh adopted fifteen year old Annie Anderson after their own daughter died. Annie meets local lad Andrew Fraser. Soon the young couple are smitten with each other. But when Sylvia and Hugh find out about their relationship, they forbid her from seeing Andrew. When Annie wants to know why see can't see Andrew, anymore, she finds herself o  a journey to discover more about her origins. 

I was pulled into this story from the beginning. I do like a historical drama and this book lived into my expectations. My heart went out to Annie. Life so far, had not been kind to her and when she falls for Andrew, it seems life is going to be unfair to her again. I liked all of the main characters. The story is well written and true to the era. This is the first  ook that I've read by the author but it won't be my last. Younwill need to read this book to find out if Annie gets the happiness she deserves. 

I would like to thank NetGalley, Canelo and the author June Francis for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Thanks Netgalley and the author.  I enjoyed this book,  sometimes it is nice to read a good old fashioned story
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Good enough in that it held my interest. Good characterisation - Anne was my favourite. I loved the way she travelled about here, there and everywhere, quite independent. Her siblings were of interest, as was the family genealogy. I must say though that with all the discoveries, and all the names, I found some of it hard to follow. Also, there was a sense of foreboding, which never came to anything, as everything worked out. It seemed all the siblings were to have a happy ending. Some of the plot lines were a little too convenient, but all in all a good read.
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What another fantastic book by June Francis she never disappoints I really enjoyed this book and was engrossed from start to finish would definitely give a 5 star rating
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June Always writes a lovely story and many will really enjoy this book as did i,i really don't like giving spoilers so please read this brilliant book 5*
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