London - The golden 1930's - Two men from different worlds thrown together by fate. Will their love for the same woman destroy them.
Luke Burns knows what poverty is. He's had it served to him three times a day since he was born. The North East of England is no place to be in 1929. Especially, for a child with no other family, than a wretched creature who calls herself his mother.
On his fourteenth birthday he has a choice; the pit or the army. By seventeen, he has scraped through and posted to a Guards regiment in London.
An act of kindness to a young officer, leads to a double life. One that he finds it hard to adjust to and accept, as an open door to a world of opulence is shown to him.
The only thing which can destroy this friendship is the love they have for the same woman. As World War Two commences. Luke, finds himself back in England, drawn back to Cossington Hall. Will it be his deception which will destroy his friendship. Or will the truth out?
Complete at 101,000 words.