A deeply moving and powerful tale of love and courage, and a sacrifice no man should be asked to make.
In 1952 three strangers meet in a churchyard. One is a local farmer, Ben Morris, walking through the churchyard from his farmhouse. The other two - Lucy and Eileen Baker - are mother and daughter, bringing flowers to lay at the resting place of a man by the name of Barney Davidson. There is an air of mystery about them which greatly intrigues Ben.
When the older woman stumbles, Ben offers to help. The offer is refused but in that moment of contact with the younger of the two women, he finds himself oddly drawn to her.
When the old woman is taken ill, and haunted by what happened long ago in her youth, she finally confesses the truth to Ben and her daughter Eileen. What she has to say shocks and amazes Ben, so much so that he can't get it out of his mind.
The extraordinary events that follow keep Ben and Eileen at the centre of the tale. As the story unfolds, the years fall away. Unsuspecting people are drawn together from both sides of the Atlantic.
At long last the real truth about Barney Davidson is known. What he did changed all their lives in ways that could never have been imagined.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2006
- 153 x 234mm