After reading and reviewing ‘The Power Of Dreams’, I shall be awaiting the latest Welsh saga From Rosie Harris, with interest. Released in paperback, in the UK, November 2010.
Fern Jenkins’ life is changed for ever when her brother is killed in action and her father dies in a mining explosion. Turned out of their home by the ruthless pit owner, Fern and her mother Wynne are forced to seek a new life in Cardiff. Whilst Wynne finds work in a factory, Fern attends the local school. But here she is bullied and is soon selling flowers outside Cardiff Central station to help make ends meet. When her mother is taken from her in an influenza epidemic, Fern has no one to protect her from her violent and possessive uncle. She longs to escape from the brutality and squalor around her and make something of herself. But with no money and her only friend away at sea, there seems little hope of her ever leaving her life of poverty behind, let alone finding the love she so yearns for…
Author: Rosie Harris
Was born in Cardiff and grew up there, and later, in Dorset, in the West Country. She spent many years living in Merseyside and has now settled, with her family, in Buckinghamshire, where she writes full time.
She has had a large amount of work, both fiction and non-fiction, published and although she still occasionally writes short stories, her first love is 1920s and 1930s romantic fiction sagas, drawn from her knowledge of Wales and Merseyside, where most of them are set.