Rita Bradshaw's passion for the North East grew on visits to family in the area as a child, which inspired her gritty sagas set around Sunderland. Each new book is a bestseller, enthusiastically promoted by book shops and supermarkets. A committed Christian and passionate animal lover, Rita's life is always full and busy - the way she likes it!
In The Winter Rose (Macmillan), It's December 1902 and Rose O'Leary is looking forward to her baby girl's first Christmas. But when tragedy strikes, Rose is forced to flee with her child and soon finds the world is a cruel place for a beautiful woman with no protection. Will she escape her past and find a safe haven?