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When Kay Lockwood is left a small inheritance by her mother’s old friend, actress Lana Fontaine, she travels to London, leaving behind her Northern hometown and the boyfriend she doesn’t quite trust. She falls in love with Lana’s ramshackle house, and the excitement of post-war London, but soon discovers a deeper mystery – who was Lana, and why was Kay so important to her? As she unravels the past, her handsome new neighbour Tom seems to offer her a bright future, but when his own dark secret is revealed, Kay feels hurt and betrayed. Can she ever forgive him?


Praise for Benita Brown: 'Romance, heartache and local history make a magical mixture...passion on every page
Northern Echo
An ultimately heartwarming tale. Unlike some sagas, all the main characters here are well drawn...a satisfying read
Historical Novels Review
A splendidly powerful and touching saga of love, passion and lust
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Captures the atmosphere and emotion of the first part of the 20th century
Sunderland Echo
A must for Catherine Cookson fans
Wiltshire Times
You won't be able to put it down
Yours magazine
A powerful story
Lancashire Evening Post
A wonderfully Dickensian flavour... Everyone in the book is alive and believable
Historical Novels Review