When Daisy Belle is told that her daughter Dolly has died from an accident she is devastated, but in reality the man she trusts has had the child spirited away so that she can concentrate on her singing career. Dolly is adopted by a good family, renamed Rosina, and loved by her adoptive mother. As a small child she is happy, despite troubling dreams, but when that good woman dies, Rosina’s fortunes change. Rejected by her new family, can she follow in the footsteps of her real mother and find fame, fortune and that elusive thing, happiness?
This is a really good read. Despite Daisy’s suffering at the loss of her daughter, and Rosina’s unhappy childhood, this is not a misery saga, but a story of hope and determination. I found it enjoyable and well fleshed out, the people worth caring about in the main and the background believable.