Flame-haired Wimbledon girl Joan Harvey could not have chosen a worse time to fall in love with Matt Pearson.
With no end in sight to the Second World War, and Joan discovering she is pregnant, a rushed marriage is her only option, despite her family's reservations. Then, on a visit to Matt's family in the East End, a street accident results in Joan going into premature labour.
As her baby is born, a bomb plunges the hospital into darkness, before Joan has even had a chance to look at her son...No one is happier than Joan to see the end of the war.
Finally she and Matt can begin to behave like a normal family, and bring up their son and two daughters.
But then a call from a solicitor brings astonishing news, about the day Joan's son was born, that is set to change Joan's life for ever...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 03/06/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751544992