Set in Liverpool at the end of the Second World War, Anne Baker's latest saga will move you to tears of sadness and joy.
Set in Liverpool at the end of the Second World War, Anne Baker's saga will move you to tears of sadness and joy.
On a spring day in 1947, Millie and Pete Maynard take their daughter Sylvie on a boat trip that is to end in tragedy. Poor Sylvie blames herself for the accident and Millie needs all her strength to comfort her children and overcome her grief. Then Pete's will is read and further heartache lies in store...
Meanwhile, Pete's younger brother and his good-for-nothing sons try to take control of the family business, but they've underestimated Millie's indomitable spirit. She's worked in Maynard's perfume laboratory for eighteen years and is determined to protect her husband's legacy no matter what obstacles are thrown in her way...
A heartwarming saga - Woman's Weekly
A lively and entertaining affair - Historical Novels Review
A stirring tale of romance and passion, poverty and ambition - Liverpool Echo
A compelling book that you just don't want to put down - Southport Visiter
Another nostalgic story oozing with atmosphere and charm - Liverpool Echo
Anne Baker trained as a nurse at Birkenhead General Hospital, but after her marriage went to live first in Libya and then in Nigeria. She eventually returned to her native Birkenhead where she worked as a Health Visitor for over ten years before taking up writing. Anne Baker now lives in Cornwall, where she continues to write, and her previous Merseyside sagas are all available from Headline.