Young and pretty Evie Hobson spends her days serving behind the counter at her father's Chemist shop. Joseph Hobson is a bullying man and Evie isn't the only one who lives in fear of her father's violent temper. Then one day a bedraggled woman enters the shop and dies on the premises. Evie is shocked to discover she was in fact her mother, whom she had been told was dead. Why had her father lied to her? What secret was he trying to keep? One thing's for sure, Evie can't take much more from him and when she catches the eye of local lad Ned Collins they plan to run away to begin a new life together. But even when she has escaped and has started a family with Ned, Evie has a long way to go before her happiness is secured...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 04/02/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747255338
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Review by SueinCyprus
Evie, the only daughter of a clever and strict chemist, is shocked to see her mother just before death. The book follows Evie's growing up and falling in love, getting away from her father's influence. <br/><br/>The characters were fairly believable, but some of the book wasn't very interesting and I found the ending rather too tidy.