Sunday, January 16, 2022



Liverpool England, 1952 Bella Harrison always looks to the positive side of everything.  She is back at it recording new songs with the trio, The Bryant Sisters.  Bella and Bobby are newlyweds and together are raising Bella’s son Levi who’s father is an American pilot Earl Franklin.  Dianna, Earl’s daughter is adjusting to life in Liverpool and she is determined to become a nurse.  But, Dianna begins to second guess her ambition to be a nurse, once she meets a handsome art student, and must make a decision between love and her passion for nursing.  Just when things are beginning to settle down and everyone is finally within reach of being content and happy, Victory Street is shaken once again and it’s up to the Bryant Sisters to overcome the challenges and once again bring peace to the residents.  

I absolutely loved this story, The Bryant Sisters is such a wonderful, inspirational and heart-warming story.  You can’t help but feel like your are part of the family.  Truly a story to be savoured and inspirational historical fiction at its best.  I was totally drawn into this series from the first book to the last.  But I would have to say that this is my most favorite installment of the series.  I can’t recommend it enough, beyond phenomenal.

Thank you Pam Howes for such a wonderful continuation to The Bryant Sisters series.  I absolutely love Victory Street and the hope that always seems to reside there.   I loved this wonderfully well written story, and I highly recommend it.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Pam Howes 
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: January 14, 2022 
Pages: 224 
Buy on Amazon 

1952, Liverpool. The Second World War has cast a long shadow over Victory Street, and who knows if the remaining families will ever fully recover?

In the face of hardship, Bella Harrison is determined to see the bright side. She is back recording songs with her singing trio, The Bryant Sisters, and against all odds, Bella and her husband Bobby are finding ways to muddle through life as newlyweds whilst raising little Levi, Bella’s child with Black American pilot Earl Franklin Junior.

Meanwhile Earl’s daughter Dianna is adjusting to her new life in Liverpool. Determined to forge her own path, she has her heart set on becoming a nurse. However Dianna soon discovers that the reality of nursing is long hours of gruelling work, performed under constant scrutiny from the dreaded matron – who seems to take pleasure in making Dianna’s life miserable. When a handsome art student catches her eye, Dianna finds herself at the crossroads between ambition and love.

But just as the young women settle into their new lives, the close-knit community of Victory Street is rocked once more. Can the daughters of Victory Street face their challenges together, and seize a chance at happiness now that it is finally within reach?


Pam Howes was born in Cheshire. She is an ex Interior Designer who began writing seriously in the mid nineties. The idea for her first novel, set in the sixties, was inspired by her time as a teenager, working in a local record store and hanging around with musicians who frequented the business. That first novel evolved into a series set in the fictional town of Pickford, based on her home town of Stockport. Three Steps to Heaven; ‘Til I Kissed You; Always On My Mind; Not Fade Away, and That’ll Be The Day, follow the lives and loves through the decades of fictional Rock’n’Roll band The Raiders. Pam is a big fan of sixties music and it’s this love that compelled her to write the series. A stand-alone true-life romance, Fast Movin’ Train, set in the nineties, was published in early 2012. Pam is mum to three adult daughters, grandma to seven assorted grandchildren, and roadie to one musician partner.

Pam recently signed a second contract with the award winning publisher Bookouture and the first novel in her new Lark Lane series, The Factory Girls of Lark Lane, will be published in July 2018. Her first series for Bookouture – The Mersey Trilogy – is available in E book, paperback and as audio books.

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