The courageous tale of a poor Victorian flower girl, who makes an epic journey from London across a vast and wild America . . .
As voted by readers as their favourite Lesley Pearse novel, Never Look Back is by the international NO.1 BESTSELLING author.
One good deed takes her into another world . . .
Sixteen-year-old Matilda is a poor Covent Garden flower girl until the day she saves the life of Tabitha, a minister's daughter. Welcomed into Tabitha's family, Matilda is offered the chance of a lifetime.
She leaves behind London's slums and enters the darkest corners of New York. And she travels across the plains to the Wild West, where San Francisco is in the grip of the gold rush.
Streetwise and strong-willed, Matilda forges a new life for herself and Tabitha among pioneers like Captain James Russell - a man to whom she is deeply attracted. Yet a civil war will soon rip apart this new nation.
Can Matilda and those she loves brave separation and carry on, never looking back?
Santa Montefiore and Penny Vincenzi fans will swiftly fall for Lesley Pearse's mesmerising novels - you'll want to read them again and again . . .
'With characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail
'Heart-warming and evocative . . . a real delight to read' Sun
'Lose yourself in this epic saga' Bella
'Utterly riveting, brilliant' Closer
'An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry' Woman's Weekly
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Lesley Pearse (Author)
Lesley Pearse was told as a child that she had too much imagination for her own good. When she grew up she worked her way through a number of jobs, including nanny, bunny girl, dressmaker and full-time mother, before, at the age of forty-nine, set...