Believing in Tomorrow

Rita Bradshaw

10 November 2022
480 pages


Set in the early 1900s in the Tyne and Wear countryside, Believing in Tomorrow is a powerful, heartfelt saga of determination in the face of hardship. From the top ten bestselling author of The Storm Child, Rita Bradshaw.

'Tears will be shed and hearts broken and mended again' – Lancashire Evening Post

Molly McKenzie is only eleven years old when her abusive father beats her to within an inch of her life. Escaping from the hovel she calls home, Molly is found by kind fisherfolk, sick and near death. With them she experiences the love of a family for the first time and, even though life is hard, she is content.

Time passes and Molly’s looking ahead to a future with the boy she loves, but then a terrible tragedy rips her life apart. Once again she’s cast adrift in an uncaring world, but Molly is made of stern stuff and is determined to survive.

In the male-dominated society of the early 1900s, Molly has to fight prejudice and hatred, and rejection comes from all sides. Can she hold fast and become the woman she is destined to be?

A beautiful work of historical fiction, Believing in Tomorrow is perfect for fans of Catherine Cookson.

Tears will be shed and hearts broken and mended again in this harrowing but ultimately uplifting family saga which is filled with love and hate, humanity and inhumanity, compassion and cruelty, and never fails to impress with the sheer power of its emotional storytelling
Raw passion and power on every page
Carefully plotted with an exciting finale. A rags-to-riches saga, yes, but with substance.