Lesley Pearse is one of those consistent authors who is able to capture womens stories so well. She takes us back to the 1953 coronation of the Queen, where we meet young Molly. Concerned about the absence of her friend and friends daughter at the village hall, she heads to their cottage to find out what has happened to them. This leads her onto a new job, new home and new community as she seeks where young Petal has gone to.
A nice comfortable read with plenty of gritty challenges that must have been quite confronting in that time period. 4/5