1924. At nearly sixteen, Rosie Hamilton of Liskeyborough, is growing into a lovely young woman. With only another week to go at Miss Wilson's school in Richhill, she is concerned and preoccupied with what her future might hold. Rosie has always had to contend with her mother's fierce and unpredictable temper despite all the efforts of her kind and patient father, Sam. When Rosie has the opportunity to go to Kerry she takes a step into a completely new world and a future that will bring her happiness on the long journey to Kerry.
Anne Doughty was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. She is the author of twelve novels including A Few Late Roses which was longlisted for the Irish Times fiction prize. After many years living in England she returned to Belfast in 1998 and wrote the first of the novels that make up the Hamiltons series.