Two very different women, one unlikely friendship. In the chaos of war-torn Britain, can any relationship survive?
'Glorious, heartwarming' Woman & Home
'Full of love, passion and heartbreak' Best
On London's Hampstead Heath two girls meet by chance: well-mannered and smartly dressed Verity and dishevelled and grubby Ruby. Yet the mismatched pair form an instant friendship strong enough to survive their parent's disapproval.
When war engulfs the country - sending Ruby to Devon while Verity struggles to find a new beginning under a shadow from her past - the girls are convinced they will always be there for each other.
Until the day one breaks the other's heart . . .
Can Verity and Ruby find a way back to each other before it's too late?
A story about loyalty, love and the strength of friendship in the face of adversity, from international number one bestselling author.
'Yet another great Lesley Pearse novel' Woman
'Epic romantic drama set in post-war London' Heat
'A heart-warming and evocative tale that is a real delight to read' Sun
'A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers' Daily Mail
'Evocative, compelling, told from the heart' Sunday Express
'Utterly riveting, brilliant' Closer
Lesley Pearse was told as a child that she had too much imagination for her own good. When she grew up she worked her way through a number of jobs, including nanny, bunny girl, dressmaker and full-time mother, before, at the age of forty-nine, settling upon a career that would allow her gifts to blossom: she became a published writer. Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and four grandchildren. Find out more about Lesley and keep up to date with what she's been doing: Follow her on Twitter @LesleyPearse Follow her on Facebook @LesleyPearseAuthor Sign up for her newsletter www.lesleypearse.com