Let It Shine
A gripping saga of greed, integrity and love
By Josephine Cox
Let It Shine by Josephine Cox is an enthralling saga of two families in the 1930s, and how their lives become entwined.
As her past catches up with her, can she ever hope to restore happiness?
Josephine Cox writes an enthralling saga in Let It Shine - a story of bad choices, family ties and second chances. Perfect for fans of Cathy Sharp and Dilly Court.
Ada Williams once believed money and power would bring her happiness. But now she is all alone except for her greedy son Peter, who waits only for the day he will inherit her fortune. Ada, however, has a different plan altogether.
A few miles away in Blackburn, the Bolton family may be poor - but the love they share means they can overcome almost any adversity. But no one could foresee the shocking events of Christmas night, 1932, which split the family asunder, leaving Larry crippled and the twins, Ellie and Betsy, in a foster home. Events that began many years ago, when Ada Williams was young and foolish...
What readers are saying about Let It Shine:
'I bought this book last night and have not been able to put it down, just finished it and have gone through so many different emotions. First you're laughing, the next tears, the next anger. Then it happens all over again. Fantastic read'
'Brilliantly written, Josephine provides such an interesting cast of heroes and villains. This novel is Josephine at her best. She is able to make you care about the characters she writes about and keeps you guessing up until to the end'
Josephine Cox was born in a cotton-mill house in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching - and started to write her first full-length novel. Her strong, gritty stories are taken from the tapestry of life.
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19 Jan 2012
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Driven and passionate — The Sunday Times
Impossible to resist — Woman's Realm
Josephine Cox brings so much freshness to the plot, and the characters ... A Cookson by any other name — Birmingham Post
Hailed quite rightly as a gifted writer in the tradition of Catherine Cookson — Manchester Evening News