such a great story Another great book from Anna one I thoroughly enjoyed she draws you in to the characters as if you are there can t wait to read the next instalment 5 STARS. Anna Jacobs vivid Lancashire saga introduces us to the world of the music hall Carrie Preston is used to hard work oldest of , with an incompetent mother and a drunken father, she struggles to find food for her siblings But nothing could have prepared her for the day fate deals her family the cruellest of hands, rendering them desperate than ever In a harsh world, small acts of kindness can bring great hope Eli Beckett s offer of a job at the Dragon pub promises a better future for Carrie, especially as Eli s uncle has offered his nephew some spare land to build a music room With the great cities of England alive to the sound of music halls, the locals of Hedderby are soon looking forward to their own place of celebration and merriment Yet not everyone in the town shares this excitement, and some will stop at nothing in the pursuit of selfish gain A wonderful story about poverty,love and cruelty.I can t wait to read the 2nd book in this series.Read and enjoy. Another fantastic readcouldn t put it down.a story of hard work but true happiness in the end.please read.thanksYou won t be disapointed I have read a number of books by Anna Jacobs and have enjoyed every one of them Can t wait to get book 2 of the series. Great read, part of the music hall series, fully recommend you read them. This book is the best one of Anna Jacobs I have read A fast paced story where you come to truly know all the characters Such a clever plot Can t wait to read the next in the series. An enjoyable read Anna Jacobs is a consummate author of family sagas and they are very hard to put down Absolutely great read, have also read the other three follow up books Congratulations to Anna Jacobs.