It was all so sudden.
One moment she had been enjoying a late summer holiday with her parents and brother.
The next her life changed for ever.
When war breaks out, one family must make some difficult sacrifices. For twelve-year-old Christine, the start of war signals the beginning of a new life. Torn from her roots, she is forced to face the harsh realities of the 1940s that bring the death of her grandfather, a close encounter with tuberculosis and a long distance love affair.
Growing up in war-time Manchester, Christine experiences the traumas and triumphs of a young girl living in a bomb damaged city. Her teenage passions for fashion, cinema and dancing contrast heavily with the devastation caused by bombing, and the religious restriction within her society. Can she choose her way forward, or will fate do it for her?
is an emotional saga set in Manchester written by an author who has first hand experience of life in the city at that time. It is a heart-stopping read for any fans of historical fiction, romance and war stories.