> Skip to content

A heartwarming saga from the author of CALL NURSE JENNY and THE SOLDIER'S BRIDE

Will she ever be anything more than an East End girl?

Cissy Farmer longs to escape her life in London's Docklands where times are hard and money is tight. And when she meets the debonair Langley Makepeace, her dream seems within reach.

But the price of belonging in Langley's brittle, sophisticated world could be much higher than Cissy ever imagined. Torn between Langley and her gentle childhood sweetheart, Eddie Bennet, she is forced to gamble on her future chance of happiness, a decision that will change her life forever...

From the author of A Girl in Wartime and A Soldier’s Girl

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    January 15, 2017

    Ebury Press

    464 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    January 12, 2017

    Ebury Digital

    464 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Also by Maggie Ford

The Fisherman’s Girl
A Soldier's Girl
A Girl in Wartime
The Factory Girl
A Woman's Place
Call Nurse Jenny
A Mother's Love
The Soldier's Bride


The Lavender Keeper
The Alphabet Sisters
The Power of One: Popular Penguins
Ambulance Girls Under Fire
The Golden House
Manchester Moll
Twelve Days of Christmas
The Orphan's Dream
In Love and War
A Christmas to Remember
The Price of Love
The Rain Queen
Chandlers Green
Lydia Fielding
The Doorstep Girls
The Land Girls at Christmas
A Wartime Friend
District Nurse on Call