Natalie Meg Evans is the best-selling author of The Dress Thief, The Milliner’s Secret and A Summer in the Vineyards and most recently, The Wardrobe Mistress.
London 1945, and as victory unfurls throughout Europe, a young war widow steps aboard a train in search of a new life. The fighting may be over, but for Vanessa Kingcourt the heart-ache has only just begun.
Clutching the key to an unknown inheritance, Vanessa can no longer ignore the pull of the threads that draw her to the old Farren Theatre; an enchanted place, seeped in memories of her actor father.
Now owned by troubled ex-sea captain, Alistair, The Farren is in need of a Wardrobe Mistress and a new lease of life. What Vanessa discovers will unravel secrets sewn deep into the very fabric of the London theatre scene. Will she repeat the same terrible mistakes her father made? Will she dare to love a man who can never be hers?