Helena Fairfax was born in Uganda and came to England as a child. She's grown used to the cold now, and these days she lives in an old Victorian mill town in Yorkshire. After many years working in factories and dark, satanic mills, Helena now writes full-time. Her first novel, The Silk Romance, was a contender for the Romantic Novelists' Association Joan Hessayon Award and a runner-up in the Global Ebook Awards in the contemporary romance category. Her present work in progress, a YA time-slip novel, was shortlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize 2014.
A novel about friendship, loss, and the human heart’s enduring capacity for love.
A knock at the door shatters Kate Hemingway’s life when she’s told of her husband’s death in Afghanistan. Piece by fragile piece she begins to rebuild her world and her son’s, spending her free time with a charity for teenage girls in London.
Reserved, ex-public school journalist Paul Farrell is everything Kate and her teenage charges aren’t. But when Paul agrees to help Kate with her teenagers on a trip to the Yorkshire moors, he makes a stunning revelation that changes everything.
Can Kate take a risk with her son’s happiness as well as her own?