|ROSES for REBECCA
A story of love, tragedy and renewal set in East London and the Potteries as England recovers from World
Rebecca Lawson, orphaned and homeless, returns to London to live and work with her aunt and uncle at The Unicorn, their pub in the East End. Then one fateful day, Ian Beresford walks into the bar, and eighteen-year-old Rebecca, longing for security and a home of her own, falls deeply in love.
But Ian, so sensitive and caring, disappears and Rebecca discovers to her horror that she’s pregnant. Frantic with worry, she travels to his family home in Stoke-on-Trent, to try and find him. But awaiting her is the shocking news of an appalling tragedy.
Once again Rebecca struggles to pick up the shattered pieces of her life, and makes the difficult and brave decision to keep her baby. Despite scandal, prejudice and her own heartbreak, can she put the past behind her, and find happiness after all?
'The heroine's brave struggle to bring up her illegitimate daughter in deeply prejudiced post-war Britain really tugs at the heartstrings. The reader is rooting for Rebecca all the way through. A touching and genuinely moving novel with a cast of brilliant characters'.
‘A sensitive and well-crafted portrayal of a young unmarried girl.’
‘How true to life it seemed. A good read.’
Historical Novels Review
'Roses for Rebecca is a superbly written, highly poignant and totally absorbing tale about courage, tragedy, adversity, heartbreak and hope that will enchant and enthrall saga fans everywhere.
If you like Elizabeth Elgin and Lillian Harry you will absolutely love Margaret Kaine and Roses for Rebecca.'
Julie Bonello - Single Titles.com
'She has a real gift for characterisation and for making the various people who bring her tales to vivid life totally believable'.
Joan Stephens - Leicester Mercury
Roses for Rebecca is published by Magna in Large Print and is available from Amazon.