When all hope is gone, are dreams enough...? After losing both her parents, sixteen-year-old Merrion Roberts is left to bring up her baby sister.
Unable to cope alone, she teams up with Rhonda Rees, a trained milliner, who also has a young baby.
They share rooms in notorious Tiger Bay in Cardiff, struggling to make ends meet.
In time, though, they are able to open up a little shop and it seems as if life is looking up for both young women.
But, fate soon intervenes and they are reduced to living in even greater squalor, barely able to eke out enough money to support themselves let alone their two children.
Meanwhile, Merrion's brother and her childhood sweetheart have both gone to sea and she has almost given up hope of ever seeing them alive again...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 01/12/2006
- Category: Sagas
- ISBN: 9780099481829
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Review by feralchicken
This was easy to read, but instantly forgettable. The characters were underdeveloped and the story was event after event after event, with little or no time spent on the characters' reactions to these events. Considering the traumatic things that happened to them, the characters were able to keep on going regardless; we're told this is because they have dreams to live for, but it would seem that the only way to drive the book forward is to have "something else happen" rather than let the characters tell their story.It came across like a bad soap opera; implausible and superficial.