LONDON 1958. Lizzie Larch battles to keep her daughters safe and out of harm’s reach. Perfect for the fans of Nadine Dorries and Lyn Andrews.
Lizzie adores her beautiful and clever daughters and will do anything for them. Both possess a wonderful creative flair, but have fiercely different characters. Betty, the eldest is head strong like Lizzie’s first husband whilst Francie is talented and easily influenced.
When Betty runs away after an argument with Sebastian, heartbreak and worry descend on the family. At great risk to her health Lizzie finds herself pregnant but is determined to give Sebastian the son they craved. Sebastian meanwhile is plunged into a dangerous overseas mission using his old contacts to track Betty to Paris and to the lair of the rogue that seduced her?
Consumed with guilt can Sebastian right the wrongs of the past and finally unite his family and friends?
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Rosie Clarke was born in Swindon, but moved to Ely in Cambridgeshire at the age of nine. Married at eighteen, she ran her own hairdressing business for many years. Rosie started writing in 1976, combining this with helping her husband run his antique shop. She loves to write for her own enjoyment and to give pleasure to her millions of fans. Rosie was the well-deserved winner of the 2004 RNA Romance Award and the Betty Neels Trophy.
This is the final part of a trilogy .. it would help to read the first two and heighten enjoyment but it can be read as a standalone. I like Rosie Clarke books because you can engross yourself into a saga and usually relish the fact the characters lives are more complicated than your own!
Set in the 1950’s an era I enjoy reading about. Lizzie is devoted to her daughters but as with all growing girls they have minds of their own. Betty the eldest is spoilt but naive, in her stubbornness she wants to leave school and work with her mother in the hat business but Sebastian (step-father) insists she finish her education. Unknown to the parents Betty has been hanging out with a French guy, predictably after a disagreement with Sebastian she goes missing.
Francie the younger daughter is a budding artist, still at school but things go a little awry at a fashion show. Will she be easily led or take care of mother who finds herself on bed rest.
An epic tale with plenty of interlinking themes, Sebastian heads off to Paris to try & locate Betty but the resulting mission isn’t easy.
This is a fairly lengthy book but pleasantly entertaining, allow yourself a trip back in time and find out what happens to Lizzie’s Daughters. I am always happy to read books by this author.