The first novel in the wonderful Beckman trilogy talkes a girl from the back streets of Lambeth to the salons of Mayfair in the 1920s.
When Holly Beckman inherits a quarter share of James Aspinall's antique shop, his dissolute son David and snobbish daughter Andrea are outraged. But the girl from the back streets of Lambeth has already faced enemies more daunting than the Mayfair smart set.
Aided by her grandfather, Holly defies her father's drunken rages, her brother's criminal plans and David Aspinall's seductive charms. But she has one weakness. Christopher Deems, a handsome poet scarred by the Great War, drives Holly to a fateful decision between love and ambition. She cannot know that tragedy waits down each shadowed path..
'She writes in bright colours with bold, confident strokes' Glasgow Herald
Jessica Stirling s high reputation is well deserved - Manchester Evening News
She writes in bright colours with bold, confident strokes - Glasgow Herald
A naturally gifted writer - E. V. Thompson
A well-researched background on antiques; a strong story line and characters - Annabel
Good story-telling - Scots Magazine
Excellent...a moving novel - Books in Scotland