Sunday Times bestselling author Anne Baker's novel is a poignant, heartwarming tale of Merseyside life at the outbreak of the First World War.
It's August 1914, and the threat of war weighs heavily on the people of Liverpool, but not on Sarah Hoxton. For Toby Percival, the son of her employer, is in love with her. Her mother fears they'll both lose their jobs when Toby's father finds out, but Sarah's prepared to risk everything for Toby's love. Maurice Percival is furious when he discovers his son is involved with a factory girl. Determined to defy his father, Toby joins the army. Sarah is left facing what seem to be insurmountable obstacles, but with the help of her friends, family and a strength she never knew she possessed, she discovers there is a light at the end of the tunnel, though it shines from a different direction to the one she expected.
Those who love Helen Forrester will adore Baker's work...Baker weaves delicious tales of love, life and hardship in her home town of Liverpool...A heartwarming story, ECHOES ACROSS THE MERSEY is the type of distinctly English book best read when sitting in the garden - 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.