The House on Rosebank Lane (Paperback)

By Millie Gray

Black & White Publishing, 9781785302237, 256pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Large Print (6/1/2020)
MP3 CD (5/1/2020)
Compact Disc (5/1/2020)

List Price: 15.95*
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Edinburgh, 1953: Kirsten Mowat, 18 years old and with a spring in her step, is glad to be out and about with her handsome, dark-haired sweetheart Duncan Armstrong. But there’s a secret in her heart that needs to be told—and when Duncan insists on a shotgun wedding, in the Leith register office of all places, it sets Kirsten’s life along a downward path no one could have predicted. Married life brings tragedy—the wrenching loss of two newborn triplets—which leads Kirsten’s husband and grudging mother-in-law to harden their hearts against the young bride. Soon, beset by grief, Kirsten finds herself alone with her two daughters and vulnerable baby Dixie to care for. She must seek out a haven for her precious children among the most unlikely of people, until the kindness of strangers and her own strength of will, create bonds that will draw this family together in new and unexpected ways. From much-loved Millie Gray, The House on Rosebank Lane, is an Edinburgh-based story of families entwined, of sorrow and hopefulness . . . and of a young woman’s love for her children and transforming quest for happiness.

About the Author

Millie Gray is a writer and professional storyteller. Her humorous plays attract audiences from all over Scotland and she is much in demand to do workshops and talks about her work.

Praise For The House on Rosebank Lane

"A deserted mother’s struggles to survive and help her children thrive no matter the cost. Millie Gray’s old-fashioned, fast-moving story, set in the Edinburgh of the 1950s and 60s, is an emotional rollercoaster, full of twists and surprises." —Annie Murray, author, Sisters of Gold

"A compelling read and a very satisfying one, leaving the reader with a sense of hope for the future." —Undiscovered Scotland

"A warm, humorous tale." —Scotsman

"An emotional story that both made me smile and moved me to tears . . . I didn’t want Millie Gray’s charming story to end and definitely loved this amazing book." —With Love For Books