"Never Look Back" is the latest from bestselling author Lesley Pearse. One good deed takes her into another world...Sixteen-year-old Matilda is a poor Covent Garden flower girl until the day she saves the life of Tabitha, a minister's daughter. Welcomed into Tabitha's family, Matilda is offered the chance of a lifetime. She leaves behind London's slums and enters the darkest corners of New York. And she travels across the plains to the Wild West, where San Francisco is in the grip of the gold rush. Streetwise and strong-willed, Matilda forges a new life for herself and Tabitha among pioneers like Captain James Russell - a man to whom she is deeply attracted. Yet a civil war will soon rip apart this new nation. Can Matilda and those she loves brave separation and carry on, never looking back? Lesley Pearse is the author of bestsellers "Gypsy" and "Remember Me". "Never Look Back" is a historical novel of love and survival at the time of the American Civil War. Fans of Susan Lewis will love the way Lesley Pearse weaves her plots and characters together. Praise for Lesley Pearse: "With characters it is impossible not to care about ...this is storytelling at its very best". ("Daily Mail"). "Lose yourself in this epic saga". ("Bella"). "An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry". ("Woman's Weekly"). With her gripping and moving storylines best-selling author Lesley Pearse has captured the imaginations of millions in the UK and abroad. Her other titles "The Promise", "A Lesser Evil", "Till We Meet Again", "Secrets", "Charlie', "Father Unknown", "Gypsy", "Trust Me", "Faith", "Never Look Back", "Remember Me" and "Hope" are also available as Penguin paperbacks. Lesley lives near Bristol and has three daughters and two grandchildren.