When Kate and Rose Drew are orphaned, they are heartbroken to discover they are to be separated.
Kate must go to Aunt Mildred, a hard woman who runs a Liverpool boarding house, who puts her to work at once. But Rose gets the wealthy widow Aunt Beattie, who lavishes her with gifts and attention.
As one sister experiences hardship alongside friendship, while the other is spoilt and isolated, which will find happiness? For, eventually, it is not what Kate and Rose have in life that counts, but what they choose to make of it
A truly memorable saga that will charm readers of Helen Forrester, Katie Flynn and Pam Howes.