A gift of love, a promise that reaches beyond the grave.
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The purpose of this book is to make the point that we should allow ourselves to dream about a perfect world and then go ahead and set our sails in that direction. It may take time, but what life-labored mission is any more worth the while?
'A Song For Joey' is an emotional, nostalgic saga of love and hate, played against the background of Britain as it emerges from the destruction of World War Two.
Meet Paolo and Rita, reluctant parents, and Rita's mother, Gladys, who picks up the pieces.
Then get to know Belinda, a girl with a gift, and Joey, who enters her life when she thinks she has lost everything. He teaches her how to survive on the streets, and after he dies, she makes a solemn promise at his graveside to one day give him what is then beyond her reach.
With Joey watching over her, Belinda overcomes heartache and dreadful abuse in her quest to become a successful pop singer and to keep her promise to Joey.
On the way, she learns that love has many forms; she meets Connor, a gay man who becomes her best friend, and Oliver, her lover. But her past catches up with her, and a man she thought she had escaped threatens to exact his revenge in a terrible and brutal way.