Business may be healthy for Arthur Milton's Hackney bakery, but the atmosphere behind the counter is tense. Agnes Handly cannot hide her hatred for Arthur's young wife Ellen - a loathing fuelled by the feelings she has long held for the baker.
Ellen meanwhile, is starting to have doubts about her relationship with Arthur. When her parents died in a house fire, it was Arthur, her father's best friend, who took her in. Afraid of facing the world alone, she decided to marry him: a decision with consequences she is only just beginning to understand. And when her attraction to a man her own age intensifies, will she follow her heart, or be faithful in her duty?
The Ragamuffins is packed with unforgettable characters and will delight readers of Annie Murray, Catherine Cookson and Rosie Goodwin.