A Royal Visit to Victory Street
From Amazon charts bestseller Pam Howes comes an emotional and uplifting saga about the power of family and a community trying to rebuild their lives after the terrible war that nearly destroyed everything…
1956, Liverpool. With the shadow of the war looming over them and bomb craters littering the surrounding streets, hope feels far away for the residents of Victory Street. When they learn that the Queen has chosen to visit them on a tour of Liverpool, the delighted neighbours bring back the wartime spirit. Can they possibly get the street ready in time?
Even a royal visit cannot take away Bella Harrison’s worries. Her son, fourteen-year-old Levi, has just told her he wants to move to America to join the rest of his father’s family. The news has so shocked Bella that she’s not sure she’ll be able to sing for the Queen, jeopardising all their plans for the big day.
Life has been hard for Levi, growing up as a mixed-race boy in Liverpool, but he’s the light of Bella’s life. The thought of losing him brings back the terrible memories of her father and sister dying during the war. If everyone pulls together to make the Queen’s visit an unforgettable celebration, perhaps she can persuade Levi that Victory Street is where he belongs.
But when Levi receives heartbreaking news from America and his move becomes uncertain, Bella starts to wonder if all her efforts to keep him in Liverpool have been for the right reasons. Can Bella find it in herself to sing for the big celebration, and make the right choice for her beloved son?
A totally unputdownable, heart-wrenching historical novel, packed with family secrets, perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Diney Costeloe and Nancy Revell.
What readers are saying about Pam Howes:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Heart-wrenching… You will need tissues… I just loved it all… Brought tears to my eyes as I read… Just perfect… 10/10.’ NetGalley reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘WOW… Brilliant… Keeps you turning the pages for more emotional rollercoasters.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘So perfect and beautiful… I was so ecstatic at how good a read this was, and it completely blew me away.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Heart-warming… I couldn’t put this down… Read the whole book in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘I loved this… I couldn’t put this down… Kept me hooked.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘You won’t be able to put it down. I certainly couldn’t… Pulls you in from the first page until the last.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘All the feelings and emotions… Heart-warming, emotional and uplifting… Definitely recommend!!’ Stardust Book Reviews