The long awaited new romantic fiction novel from award winning author Audrey Howard.
Rose Alley is one of the city's worst slums - a place where hunger, filth and violence are a way of life. It's no place for proud Queenie Logan and her daughter Gillyflower.
And it seems Queenie's dreams of escape will come true. Transformed by Miss Hunter's School for Girls, Gilly opens a successful dressmaking shop. And though she always thought she would marry the boy next door, soon she is courted by one of the richest young men in the city.
But they have made a terrible enemy, who lurks in the Liverpool slums and seeks his chance to destroy them. And in the respectable new world they have joined someone else will prove even more dangerous to Gilly and those she loves.
Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller - Lancashire Life
Poignant and well plotted, this is the book to curl up with to shut out troubles - Women's Realm on BEYOND THE SHINING WATER
A compelling and well-paced tale - Coventry Evening Telegraph on A FLOWER IN SEASON
This saga is, like all of Audrey Howard's books, compelling and memorable... a joy to read. - The Historical Novels Review on A PLACE CALLED HOPE
A fast-moving glorious story... The story twists and turns. As ever, Audrey Howard treats us to lovely details... It is so sad, sweet and lively too... Another true gem, just as is expected of this glorious, twenty-seventh novel, by a wonderful author. - North Wales Chronicle on WHISPERS ON THE WATER
Howard's timeless story of love and betrayal is sure to enchant her army of loyal readers - Lancashire Evening Post on PAINTED HIGHWAY
Audrey Howard was born in Liverpool in 1929. Before she began to write she had a variety of jobs, among them hairdresser, model, shop assistant, cleaner and civil servant. In 1981, while living in Australia, she wrote the first of her bestselling novels. She lives in St Anne's on Sea, her childhood home.