When your father has deserted you, and your mother died giving birth to you, when you are homeless, drugged and beaten, and someone is out to kill you, you may find that the best person to have beside you is the ghost of the boy you loved like a brother.
'A Song For Joey' is an emotional, nostalgic saga of love and hate, played against the background of Britain as it emerges from 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, the boy who teaches her to survive when she is made homeless. But Joey has an illness, 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.
About the Author
Elizabeth Audrey Mills, the author of 'A Song For Joey' was born in the seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea, in Essex, England - famous for its stony beaches and seaweed, but now lives in the euphemistically-named 'Three Bridges', in the county of Sussex, with her writer hubby, Douglas Verity. She remembers the sixties, and even a bit of the fifties. She has been many people and done many things, but retirement is proving to be the most exciting and productive part of her life. 'A song For Joey' was her first complete published novel, followed by a major historical romance 'Natalie Tereshchenko - Lady In Waiting' and its sequel 'Natalie Tereshchenko - The Other Side. In contrast, she has also produced a series of novelettes for pre-teens featuring Tapestry Capricorn, a Feline Secret Agent.