In the face of adversity and heartache, can happiness be found in this classic novel by Sunday Times bestseller Josephine Cox?
Despite a deathbed warning from her beloved mother, Phoebe Mulligan has no choice but to throw herself on the mercy of her uncle, Edward. Wrenched from all she holds dear, the tragic young girl is delivered to Blackburn town, where she must live in a household terrorised by the cold, forbidding presence of her mother's brother.
Phoebe cannot understand why she is treated so harshly by Edward Dickens. She is not to know the guilty secret that lies in his past, a secret that casts a sinister shadow over his feelings for his lovely niece . . .
Impossible to resist
- Woman's Realm
The fact that Josephine Cox brings so much freshness to the plot, and the characters, is an indication of her skills as a storyteller. Her fans will love this coming-of-age novel. So will the many devotees of Catherine Cookson, desperate for a replacement - Birmingham Post
Driven and passionate - The Sunday Times
Hailed quite rightly as a gifted writer in the tradition of Catherine Cookson - Manchester Evening News