Joyce Worsfold was a teacher for 25 years and absolutely loved it. Since retirement she paints, writes and gardens, has qualified as a reader in the Church of England and has been known to enjoy the occasional afternoon tea with lots of lovely friends. She is married to David and has 3 talented children who are far too old to have ages mentioned here, and 3 amazing grown up grandchildren.
Joyce has previously published 4 poetry books titled 'Interludes', 'Not Another Ball Pool', 'Donkeys, Ducks and Daily Bread' and 'Double Cream' as well as edited a collection called 'Gardens, Gifts & Grace'.
A new school term in 1973 and Kathy Johnson, thirty, unmarried and an overworked teacher in a primary school on a run-down council estate, needs a fresh start but is still haunted by a tragic secret from her past.
However, the disadvantaged people of Becklefield have problems of their own and before long Kathy is irresistibly, compassionately and unwillingly drawn into their tumultuous lives.