On her deathbed, Lucy Fallows mother makes her twelve-year-old daughter promise to look after her four younger siblings and keep house for her father and two older brothers. When the Fallow menfolk lose their jobs they take work wherever they can. But its not long before they are working on the wrong side of the law and under the watchful eye of Tom McKenzie. Meanwhile, through the hardship Lucy begins to form a relationship with Jacob McKenzie, the boy next door, and one evening they dance cheek to cheek in the moonlight and know that one day they will marry. However, as their love grows so does the resentment from Jacobs older brother Tom. He has had his eye on Lucy for years and has never understood why she doesnt fall for him like all the other girls her age. Now he knows why his brother already has her heart. What follows is a chain of heart-breaking events where Jacob and Lucy are torn from each others arms. Will they ever dance in the Moonlight again . . . ?
About the Author
Rita Bradshaw was born in Northamptonshire, where she lives today. At the age of sixteen she met her husband – whom she considers her soul mate – and they have two daughters and a son and several grandchildren. To her delight, Rita’s first novel was accepted for publication and she has gone on to write many more successful novels since then.
As a committed Christian and passionate animal lover her life is full, but she loves walking her dogs, reading, eating out and visiting the cinema and theatre, as well as being involved in her church and animal welfare.