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Summary

They took her children away, and she will fight to the end to get them back . . . In 1941, mixed race Ruby Darke is born into a family that seem to hate her, but why?

While her two brothers dive into a life of gangland violence, Ruby has to work in their family store. As she blossoms into a beautiful young woman she crosses paths with aristocrat Cornelius Bray, a chance meeting that will change her life forever. When she finds herself pregnant, and then has twins, she is forced to give her children away. At that point she vows never to trust another man again.

As the years pass, Ruby never forgets her babies, and as the family store turns into a retail empire, Ruby wants her children back. But secrets were whispered and bargains made, and if Ruby wants to stay alive she needs to forget the past, or the past will come back and kill her.

©2012 Jessie Keane (P)2012 Macmillan Digital Audio

Critic reviews

"This is a fast-moving story full of drama with a lot of twists and turns. If you like Martina Cole, you'll love Jessie Keane" ( Bella)
"This book combines tales of gangster underworld with history, romance and a little bit of mystery too" ( Woman)

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Loved it!

I had been eagerly awaiting Jessie keane's books to make it to audio!

Its a great listen if you enjoy martina cole, june hampson, and kimberley chambers style books.

More on audio please!!

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A must heard book

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this. I couldn't wait to hear the next chapter. Excellent story!

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Super story

I’ve listened to a previous Jesse Keane story and enjoy her style. She creates very real characters within a pacy storyline. This book follows that trend. The central female lead, Ruby, is a strong and empathetic character, who fights to find her place in the world. Events overtake her in her earlier life but she evolves into an assertive woman who controls her own destiny, albeit at personal costs. The story moves along at a good pace, maintaining the listener’s involvement. Karen Cass is to be praised for her role in driving this, with great delineation between characters. Your emotions vary throughout the book, rising and falling with events. I can’t wait to start the next book in this series.

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Great Book

Really enjoyed listening to this book great story a bit sad at the end x

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gripping thriller

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. a little repetition of info which I found unnecessary but had me wanting to keep reading.

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What a brilliant story

Was gripped to the end. Loved it! Fantastic story telling by Karen. Next book ready