Pamela Evans, undoubtedly one of today's leading saga writers, is at her best in this captivating tale of love and loss. Compared with most 60s housewives, Jane Parker has it all. Her husband Mick has his own business, and with the new hire purchase schemes she can have all the home appliances she wants straight away. As she adores Mick and now that she has two young children to keep her busy, Jane couldn't be happier. Unfortunately, there's a lot Jane doesn't know. Such as the run of incredibly good luck that achieved Mick's success. When that luck changes, Mick can't bear to tell Jane about the coming blow-and then he disappears. With no money, Jane is left to support her family alone, and to speculate on how far a lot of effort might take her.