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What secrets must Kay uncover to find her own dreams?

A young woman discovers her independence… and a whole host of troubling secrets, in Benita Brown’s compelling saga, Dreaming Out Loud. Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Cathy Sharp.

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?

What readers are saying about Dreaming Out Loud:

‘It is a good, well written story with believable, well rounded, very human characters…The story moves at a very good pace, it is interesting to read and keeps you guessing as to how everything is all going to tie up at the end, which when it does happen, is extremely satisfying

‘A well written story by an author whose characters are believable, as are the situations they are put in. She captures the early 1950s perfectly… The book is a good read and one you won’t want to put down

‘Benita writes so clearly you can imagine the places and people, which takes you away into another era


You won't be able to put it down
Yours Magazine
Romance, heartache and local history make a magical mixture...passion on every page
Northern Echo
A story of hope and determination... a really good read
Historical Novels Review
A wonderfully evocative tale
Lancashire Evening Post