'A touching and genuinely moving novel with a cast of brilliantly drawn characters.'
A riveting story, absorbingly told
'She has a real gift for characterisation, and for making the various people who bring her tales to vivid life totally believable.'
A perfect novel . . . Kaine is great at conveying the tough times following the Second World War. Beth is an inspiring heroine, and readers will love her rise from rags to riches
Kaine is a fantastic storyteller and has a knack for connecting with the reader and making her characters seem true to life
a sensitive and well-crafted portrayal of a young unmarried girl . . . How true to life it seemed. A good read.