Following the fortunes of the much-loved characters from her No.1 bestseller The Journey , Josephine Cox's powerful new vel spans continents, decades and generations of one family. As Barney Davidson watched the liner sail away with his beloved family on board, bound for America, he stood a devastated and broken man. His dream was over, but theirs was just beginning. They must never kw what he had suffered to give them this opportunity. But he had regrets, except for the anguish he had caused them in their incence. Now many years later Barney is gone. Only Lucy Baker, w old and in ill health herself, kws the truth about what happened. She carries a terrible burden. She promised Barney she would never tell his secret. But is it a promise she can keep?
Josephine Cox was born in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching - and started to write her first full-length novel. She won the 'Superwoman of Great Britain' Award, for which her family had secretly entered her, at the same time as her novel was accepted for publication.