Celia elopes with Andy and they make their way by ship to England. While on board, Celia meets a demure young woman called Annabel who tells her in confidence that a friend of her father forced himself upon her and she has since fallen pregnant. Annabel plans to throw herself on her brother's mercy and asks Celia if she will accompany her to Birmingham as her ladies maid. Without a job and with nothing to offer her, Andy encourages Celia to accept - he can find employment for himself and save for their future. But neither of them can foresee the events that will follow, and soon Celia will be forced to choose between the man she loves, and the love of a vulnerable child...
Praise for If You Were the Only Girl:
'A powerful read that will have you gripped.
Yours Praise for Anne Bennett:
'[Anne Bennett is] blessed with a vivid imagination and a natural aptitude for writing'
'An affecting story, populated with rich, beautifully drawn characters.'
'The beauty of Anne's books is that they are about normal people and are sewn through with human emotions which affect us all'
Publication date: 19/11/2015
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||19th November 2015|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Sagas and Romance,|
Anne Bennett was born in a back-to-back house in the Horsefair district of Birmingham. The daughter of Roman Catholic, Irish immigrants, she grew up in a tight-knit community where she was taught to be proud of her heritage. She considers herself to be an Irish Brummie and feels therefore that she has a foot in both cultures. She has four children and four grandchildren. For many years she taught in schools to the north of Birmingham. An accident put paid to her teaching career and, after moving to North Wales, Anne turned to the other great love of her life ...More About Anne Bennett