Both hilarious and touching, Joan Jonker brings the close-knit backstreets of Liverpool to life
Ever since Dot Baker lost her husband in the war she s tried to keep his memory alive. But when John Kershaw turns up on her doorstep, she can t blame her kids, Katy and Colin, for wanting another man about the house. John s the boss of a local factory, and a kind and caring man who can t seem to do enough for the Bakers and their friends and neighbours. He defends Mary Campbell when she is attacked by her violent husband; he encourages Colin and Katy in all that they do; and he puts a smile on Dot s face that s been missing since her husband s death. Everyone in the street can see they re meant to be together, but the one person who s blind to John s charm is Dot herself. What s it going to take to make her realise where her happiness lies...?
Joan Jonker was born and bred in Liverpool. She led a rich and varied life and was devoted to her family. Before writing novels, she worked tirelessly for the charity-run organisation Victims of Violence which she founded in 1976. Sadly, Joan died in 2006, but she is remembered fondly by her family and friends and her multitude of fans.