A poignant tale of family and friendship from an ever-popular library author - Unwanted thirteenth child Jemima is brought up in poverty in 1890s East Anglia, whilst her twin Sophie is taken to live with a kind aunt. Sophie grows up spoiled, disliking her clever sister. While Jemima dreams of teacher training, she takes a job at a shop, where she becomes friends with Richard, the reluctant heir to the business. Then Sophie comes to seek Jemimas help and Jemima faces a dilemma. Should she sacrifice her dreams for her twins sake?