It's 1935, and Maggie Ross loves her life among the stallholders in Kelvin Market, where her husband, Tony, has a bric-a-brac stall and where she lives, with her young family, above Mr. Goldman's tailoring shop. But when, one fine spring day, her husband disappears into thin air, her world collapses. The last anyone saw of Tony was at Rotherhithe station, where Mr. Goldman glimpsed him boarding a train, though Maggie can only guess at her husband's destination or his reason for leaving so suddenly when she's got a baby on the way. What she does begin to learn is who her real friends are as she struggles to bring her children up alone. There's outspoken, golden-hearted Winnie, and cheeky Eve, whom she's known since girlhood. And then there's Inspector Matthews, the policeman sent to investigate her husband's disappearance, to whom Maggie is increasingly drawn.
"Roe Kendall does an especially good job with the lead....[She] narrates about a dozen different characters with poise, providing listeners with a heartwarming story." (AudioFile)
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