The powerful new bestseller from Josephine Cox -- one of our foremost storytellers. It is 1902. Emily is sixteen years of age and blissfully in love with John, two years her senior. Together they are secretly planning a life, when they are violently driven apart. Denied the man she loves, and dominated by a brutally possessive uncle, Emily is devastated when she is cruelly taken advantage of. When a child is born, her life is in tatters. And she cannot reveal the identity of the father to anyone, or there will be a terrible price to pay. Trapped and ashamed, she seeks solace in her daughter, Cathleen, but there is little consolation. As time passes, and still there is no sign of the man she loved, Emily resigns herself to the fact that he may never return, and her life begins to take another direction. However, John is never far from her mind. Is her love still waiting for her?But when history threatens to repeat itself and the father of her child once again preys on her, she must put all thoughts of John aside and find a way to safeguard her daughter.
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Josephine Cox is one of the foremost storytellers of our time with a life story as dramatic as any of those featured in her novels and which has proved a great source of inspiration. Born and brought up in Blackburn, she became a teacher before starting to write, going on to be phenomenally popular. Her books are top ten bestsellers in both hardback and paperback, and are published all around the world. Preparations are currently underway to adapt two of her stories for television.Review:
Praise for Josephine Cox:'Cox's talent as a storyteller never lets you escape the spell' Daily Mail'Impossible to resist' Woman's Realm'Driven and passionate' Sunday Times'Irresistible storytelling' Books magazine
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