An enthralling story of love, tragedy and renewal set in East London and the Potteries as England recovers from World War II by prize-winning author Margaret Kaine.
Orphaned and homeless, Rebecca Lawson, is forced to return to London to live and work with her aunt and uncle at their pub in the East End. Then one fateful day, Ian Beresford walks into the bar and eighteen-year-old Rebecca, longing for security and a home of her own, falls deeply in love.
But Ian disappears and Rebecca discovers to her horror that she's pregnant. Frantic with worry, she travels to his family home in Stoke-on-Trent to find him. But awaiting her is the shocking news of an appalling tragedy.
Will Rebecca keep her baby, and finally find the happiness she's been seeking?
Praise for Roses For Rebecca
'A sensitive and well crafted portrayal of a young, unmarried girl . . . How true to life it seemed'
Historical Novels Association
'A touching and genuinely moving novel with a cast of brilliant characters'
'[Kaine] has a real gift for characterisation and for making the various people who bring her tales to vivid life totally believable'
Born and educated in Stoke-on-Trent, Margaret Kaine now lives in Eastbourne. Her short stories have been published in women's magazines in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, South Africa and Norway. She won the 2002 Romantic Novelists' Association/Reader's Digest Of Love and Life New Writer's Award and also the Society of Authors' Sagittarius Prize for her first novel, Ring of Clay, published in 2002.
Visit her at www.margaretkaine.com.