Forced to give up her plans for a college education, a young Scottish girl finds an unexpected way to fulfil them in this charming saga. 'In the tradition of Catherine Cookson.' Liverpool Post
When her mother dies, Laura Morrison is forced to give up her place at univerity to care for her father and her young brother Ronnie. She dreams of escape from the unending housework that now fills her days. But worse is to come. When her father decides to re-marry and to leave Scotland behind, he has no place in his new life for them. Laura has to find a way to support them both.
How is she to manage With no qualifications, she can expect only a poorly paid job. Fergus Cunninhgam is the answer to Laura's prayer, she thinks. A successful lawyer, he needs someone to care for three-year-old Sylvia.
But he cannot give her security. As a housekeeper, Laura is in danger of dismissal the moment that Mr Cunningham decides to marry his glamorous girlfriend. And must she give up all her own dreams
The Dundee Courier called this book 'an unforgettable story of love and heartache.'
Everything a reader could possibly wish for. It's brilliant. - Bangor Chronicle on For Better, for Worse
In the tradition of Catherine Cookson - Liverpool Post
An unforgettable story of love and heartache. - Dundee Courier on Lost Dreams
An absorbing and entertaining read. - Bolton Evening News, on For Better, For Worse
If you enjoy Cookson you will love this. - Bradford Telegraph & Argus on Legacy of Shame
A stirring tale, rich in heartache and warmth with an unquenchable zest for life. - Northern Echo on Gift of Love