No. 1 bestselling author Josephine Cox's heartfelt and breathtaking novel about learning to live with the past.
Kelly knew that, although Barney would always love her, his restless soul would never allow him to stay, but she could never have envisaged how his leaving would alter her life. Alone once more, Kelly finds herself remembering the past: in particular, what happened in the autumn of 1877 and how it destroyed her family. Filled with regrets and wishes that life may have been different, Kelly begins to see that she must confront her past - and only then will she finally be free.
The fact that Josephine Cox brings so much freshness to the plot, and the characters, is an indication of her skills as a storyteller - Birmingham Post
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 many of the devotees of Catherine Cookson, desperate for a replacement - Birmingham Post
Driven and passionate, she stirs a pot brewed with incest, wife beating...and murder - The Sunday Times
Hailed quite rightly as a gifted writer in the tradition of Catherine Cookson - Manchester Evening News
Josephine Cox was born in a cotton-mill house in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching - and started to write her first full-length novel. Her strong, gritty stories are taken from the tapestry of life.