Standing on London's Victoria docks with the wind biting through her shawl, Rose Munday realises she's been abandoned by her sweetheart.
She had risked everything to get to London but, stumbling through the peasoup fog, she has nowhere to go, and no one to turn to.
Scared and alone, Rose steps straight into danger, only to be rescued by two women with even less to their names - a woman of the night and her young sidekick, Sparrow. With only a cluster of love letters to her name and all hope of her sweetheart's return fading, Rose finds herself forging a new life with her unlikely companions.
But when a good deed turns sour, a dangerous enemy threatens to ruin them all. Will Rose be able to save her new friends and her future? If she can, a Christmas gift awaits that will change her life forever...
The third book in the stunning `River Maid' series from Sunday Times bestseller, Dilly Court!
Praise for Dilly Court:
`Feisty female characters to fall in love with in a spirited, adventurous novel' Sunday Express
`Dilly Court's latest novel is another page-turner that will keep you gripped to the end - 5 stars' The People's Friend
`As always Dilly keeps you absorbed right to the end' Choice
`A rollicking, fast-paced adventure with a hint of romance!' My Weekly
`Spellbinding . . . you just keep turning the pages' Daily Mail
`A fast-paced, riveting read' Sunday Express
`A heart-warming, fast-paced story that will keep you gripped till the end' The People's Friend
`This rollicking romp of a story moves at breakneck pace and involves street urchins, dangerous criminals and even Egyptian rebels. A suitably gripping end to Dilly Court's The River Maid trilogy.' Sunday Express
`Atmospheric, vivid and compelling' My Weekly
`An excellent, well-researched read' People's Friend
`Perfect for Downton Abbey fans ... heart-tugging' Peterborough Telegraph
Dilly Court is a Sunday Times bestselling author of over thirty novels. She grew up in North East London and began her career in television, writing scripts for commercials. She is married with two grown-up children and four grandchildren, and now lives in Dorset on the beautiful Jurassic Coast with her husband.
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