A moving story of friendship, loyalty and betrayal from hugely popular saga author Benita Brown
Newcastle, 1890. A school outing to Cullercoats Bay almost ends in tragedy when two girls are cut off by the incoming tide. But from the panic and confusion something wonderful emerges - a lifelong friendship between three girls; Ruth, Lucy and Esther. Each is a world apart from the other two, but together they form a strong and unbreakable bond that will see them through the years ahead, when the happy, carefree days of childhood are nothing but a distant memory...
'Bursting with the flavour of the period... Breathe in deeply and you could almost be there' Northern Echo - Northern Echo
'This is a delightful, carefully interwoven story of passion, love, loss and the power of friendship - a rollercoaster ride of emotions' Sunderland Echo - Sunderland Echo
Benita Brown was born and brought up in Newcastle by her English mother and Indian father. She went to drama school in London where she met her husband who, also from Newcastle, was working for the BBC. Not long after, the couple returned to their home town and, after working as a teacher and broadcaster and bringing up four children, Benita became a full-time writer.