The last anyone saw of Tony was at Rotherhithe station, where Mr. Goldman glimpsed him boarding a train, though Maggie can only guess at her husband's destination or his reason for leaving so suddenly when she's got a baby on the way. What she does begin to learn is who her real friends are as she struggles to bring her children up alone. There's outspoken, golden-hearted Winnie, and cheeky Eve, whom she's known since girlhood. And then there's Inspector Matthews, the policeman sent to investigate her husband's disappearance, to whom Maggie is increasingly drawn.
"Roe Kendall does an especially good job with the lead....[She] narrates about a dozen different characters with poise, providing listeners with a heartwarming story." (AudioFile)
This is a story that had the potential to be more powerful than it wound up to be. Redundancy became nothing but page fillers, and added nothing to the story. However, the premise was good although the story wound up a little flat.
I really loved this book. It is set in the 1930s in London, and the characters are all ordinary people -- so different from "Regency" novels. The characters are all very likeable and very real, and the story is compelling and makes you want to keep reading until you find out how it comes out.