Her strength is all she has left...
When Dorothy meets Robbie, she falls for him quickly and it's not long before the pair are engaged. But then an unexpected pregnancy puts everything at risk, and Dorothy is left alone - with Robbie nowhere to be seen.
Heartbroken, Dorothy picks up the pieces of her life as a working girl in Battersea helping to support her mother and father. But before long, things start to become difficult. Her father's health is worsening, money is tight and worst of all, Robbie hasn't come back for her.
Can Dorothy find a way back to happiness in the face of real adversity? Will she have the courage to make it on her own - or is someone else waiting in the wings to save her?
Gritty and moving, this is the perfect read for fans of Dilly Court and Maggie Hope.
Kitty Neale was raised in South London and this working class area became the inspiration for her novels. In the 1980s she moved to Surrey with her husband and two children, but in 1998 there was a catalyst in her life when her son died, aged just 27. After working for two years with other bereaved parents in a support group, Kitty took up writing as a form of catharsis, and now lives in Spain with her husband.