The first book in Louisa Young's celebrated Anglo-Egyptian trilogy of Evangeline Gower novels.
Evangeline Gower worked as a belly-dancer until the motorcycle crash that lamed her and killed her pillion passenger - her sister, Janie, who was pregnant. Evangeline finds herself the lone parent of Janie's posthumously born daughter, Lily. A precarious existence becomes even more fragile when Lily's father suddenly reappears, demanding custody of his daughter.
'Baby Love' is a rich, intelligent, funny and tough story, where Evangeline even manages to pull of the remarkable feat of making all those Victorian virtues that one acquires in the course of single-parenthood - patience, endurance, self-denial - sound sexy.