Best friends, worst enemies and a bond that can never be broken…A poignant new tale from the English Maeve Binchy. Crete, present day. A woman anxiously awaits the arrival of someone who could change her life for ever… Lancashire, the 1950s. Three young girls make their way in a brave new post-war world. But can they escape the trappings of the past? Bookworm Connie dreams of university. Brought up on myths about her mysterious father, her life is turned upside down when she accidentally discovers the truth about him. Former ugly duckling Joy is determined to snare a man now she's finally a swan. Winning the "Miss Mercury" competition she bowls over local heart-throb Denny Gregson. But she quickly finds he's not all he seems… Convent-educated Rosa is a born rebel, desperate to flee the strict nuns for a life on the stage. But sometimes you need to be careful what you wish for…As all three girls face heartbreak and tragedy, can they learn from the mistakes of their mothers? Or will history repeat itself? For everyone who loves Maureen Lee and Maeve Binchy, this emotionally charged tale of that most special relationship of all will capture your heart.