Previously published as A Change of Fortune
A moving and uplifting tale set in 1920s London, for fans of Dilly Court, Daisy Styles and Lesley Pearce
Sixteen-year-old Eugenie Winford is looking forward to Christmas in her family's elegant Russell Square mansion. But shortly before the holidays her world is shattered when her father suddenly dies.
Destitute and desperate to escape the marriage her mother has arranged to save them, Eugenie runs away, changing her name and disguising herself as a servant.
Hiding in the rundown streets of Lambeth and struggling, like so many others, with poverty and hardship, she finds true kindness and even love.
Yet little does Eugenie know she is hunted by her greedy blood relations - and a young man who hopes to save her . . .
Who will find her first? And can she ever return to the life she had before, even if she wanted to?
Praise for Beryl Matthews:
'A heartwarming and uplifting tale' Daily Express
'Catherine Cookson fans will love this' Woman's Own