A young mother's fight to keep her family together in the face of poverty, hardship and the horrors of the First World War - from the streets of the Midlands to the fields of Ireland. The new novel from much-loved author Rosie Goodwin.
A desperate act to save her family . . . Dilly is devastated: with her husband unable to work and four children already at home, they cannot afford to feed their new-born baby. Heartbroken, she heads into the night to deliver her baby girl to the Farthing family at the big house. Having just lost their own daughter to measles, the Farthings adopt the baby and offer Dilly a lifeline: a job as a maid.
This act of desperation will change the lives of both families irrevocably and the onset of WWI even more so. Sons are taken, love is declared, hearts are broken and terrible acts are committed. Through it all, Dilly does everything she can to preserve her family. But when the chance for true love finally comes, will she choose family over her own happiness?
A moving and uplifting story of family, loyalty and love, from much-loved author Rosie Goodwin.
Goodwin is a master of her craft: she excels in writing about the complexity of relationships, the hardships of life, the ties of family and the joys of love and friendship - Lancashire Evening Post
Rosie Goodwin excels at tugging-the-heartstrings - Lincolnshire Echo
Rosie is a talented storyteller - Dee Williams
The author draws on her own experience of fostering in this sympathetic novel - My Weekly, Fiction Ed's Choice