The Sunday Times bestseller is back with a gripping, moving, heart-wrenching tale, perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Katie Flynn and Rosie Goodwin.
Seventeen-year-old Constance has had a privileged upbringing in Clapham, living in a large house with staff to attend to her every need. But her parents have always been cold and distant, never showing her love. Craving affection, Constance falls into the arms of promiscuous Albie Jones, the cook’s grandson. But one fateful encounter leaves her shunned from the family home. Heartbroken and threatened by scandal, Constance is forced to wed Albie and moves to Battersea, where unforgiving stares and cruel whispers amongst the neighbours are relentless. Trapped in a bitter and loveless marriage without a penny to her name, Constance has no choice but to stay and surrender. Will she ever find freedom – or happiness – again?