‘Abigail’s Secret’ is set in Chichester, Sussex, and starts just before the Second World war, when Abby Cookson, daughter of the town drunk, meets and falls in love with handsome sailor Joe.
When she gets a job at The Emporium, a large department store, she thinks her troubles are over. But Joe is off to sea and Abby’s employer is not as respectable as she thought.
When Abby discovers she is pregnant while Joe is away, it seems things can’t get any worse. The start of World War Two gives her the chance of a new life and to put the secrets of the past behind her. But she cannot forget Joe.