One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

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London 1934. Amy Carter's great frustration is that at nearly fifteen she still can't read or write very well. She is intelligent, but has trouble with words. How is she going to survive when her father is hanged for murder and her mother dies, leaving her alone? Ben Scott, an artist she has met only once, finds her at this crucial time and takes her back to his landlady, who gives her a home. The people living in the house become her family, and, step-by-step, the past is put behind her. In 1939, she marries a young doctor, John Sterling, and her happiness is complete. Then war comes to tear her family apart. John is killed during an air raid, and Ben is reported missing. Is she destined to lose the two men she adores? And, how many painful steps will it take to regain her happiness?
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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 113 x 181 x 36mm | 294g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 014101959X
  • 9780141019598

About Beryl Matthews

Beryl Matthews joined a writers' group when she retired seven years ago and started working on her own novel. The result was The Open Door (Penguin 2002), based very loosely on her mother's early life. The second in the trilogy, Wings of the Morning, A Time of Peace, A Change of Fortune and Beryl's most recent novel, Fighting With Shadows are all published by Penguin.
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