A young man who's lost his way. A grieving girl who needs a hand to hold...
Middle-aged and unmarried, and stil recovering from her parents' deaths, Alice Lee is the only volunteer when her church asks for someone to help young Zebediah Bailey, in prison for a ghastly crime. She dutifully writes to him every week, sending him sweets from her little shop.
Her neighbours deeply disapprove of their growing relationship, and when Zeb is released from gaol, it could be a new beginning, or the undoing of them both . . .
'A wonderful book, full of passion, pain, sweetness, twists and turns' Sheila Newberry on Nobody's Child