Written by Lesley Eames
A saga of immense charm and warmth, with three characters you won’t forget. Thea, Anna and Daisy forge an unbreakable friendship through adversity.
Thea’s loathsome stepbrother is trying to trick her out of her inheritance of her parents’ beautiful house in the seaside town of Brighton by means of a Will which Thea believes to be forged. He gives her three months in which to leave. Afterwards she will face destitution.
Anna is pregnant and grieving, her explorer fiancé lost at sea. Her violent father drives her from the family home in the back streets of London’s Bermondsey and her fiancé’s upper-class relatives cruelly reject her.
Daisy is in search of independence, running from a man she doesn’t want to marry.
Together the three girls set up Thea’s home as a guest house and embark on a mission to outwit her stepbrother by proving his fraud. In a race against time, nothing will turn out to be quite as it seems.
Absolutely Terrific, Superb Read!
Another wonderful read from Lesley Eames! I had high expectations – and this latest novel easily surpassed them.
Thea, Anna and Daisy all find themselves alone in the world. When their paths cross, new friendships are struck and, like the Three Musketeers, they are stronger together. With straitened circumstances, each of their lives are changing and together they work to set up a business to provide much needed income. But will this be enough to protect them from all the outside forces which seem to be against them?
These three young women – all complete strangers – all have trials in their lives; fate brings them together in the most unlikely of circumstances. Strong friendships are forged and, as a unit, they face their problems together. With mystery, crime, romance – both welcome and unwanted – this is a complex book which will entertain from beginning to end.
Packed with a cast of beautifully created characters, this is a well structured read and there is always something to keep the readers attention. With twists and turns, it’s a gripping read and one which certainly is in keeping with the period it’s set in. I loved everything about it and – honestly – could not find fault even if I wanted to! Another superb read from an author who has found her way onto my favourites list with her fabulous novels. Absolutely terrific, heartily recommended and definitely a five star read!
My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley and in particular to Victoria Joss for inviting me to take part in this Blog Tour. All stated opinions are entirely my own.
Tags: historical, women’s fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 420 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 4 July 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
Meet the Author
Born in Manchester but currently living in Hertfordshire, Lesley’s career has included law and charity fundraising. She is now devoting her time to her own writing and to teaching creative writing to others. In addition to selling almost 90 short stories to the women’s magazine market, Lesley has won the Festival of Romance’s New Talent Award and the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Elizabeth Goudge Cup.
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