Flora Dennison and Rossen O’Connor are linked by a secret.
A strange and painful secret, powerful enough to bring their lives together again and again from their childhood in Wolverhampton through the tragic romance of the First World War and on into the wild abandon of the Twenties.
Flora, daughter of a prosperous businessman, struggles to retain her respectability and goodness despite the passionate temptation of a married man. In her heart she envies Roseen’s daring lack of restraint.
Roseen, child of a poor Irish widow, is educated only in the harsh realities of back-to-back poverty. Her red-haired beauty and flamboyant tastes catch all eyes but she yearns for the security of Flora’s family life.
As envy turns to wary mutual respect, the two girls’ contact with each other’s lives will prove the turning point towards a lasting happiness.
Tiger Lilies is the triumphant romantic saga of two girls of similar age but opposite backgrounds set in the Black Country of early twentieth century, from Judith Glover, much-praised author of The Stallion Man.