ONE MAN. THREE WOMEN. AND THE TWIST OF FATE THAT BINDS THEM. When Billy Ray Rickman boards the Queen Mary in 1957 he leaves his humble Minnesotan background, his family farm and his demons behind to head for riches and prosperity in the burgeoning oil industry and High Society London. It is here on the first class promenade deck that Billy Ray falls in love with Lady Jacqueline Cooper, the beautiful American heiress who captures his heart like no other… Until Billy Ray meets the aristocratic Isobel, a fiery English Rose whose love is out of bounds and above social convention… but nothing is beyond the realms of possibility for the self-made Billy Ray. Including Maggie Regan, Lady Cooper's raven-haired servant girl, an Irish beauty who escaped incarceration in a convent, only to commit to a life of domestic service… and to a secret she carries to her grave.
Jules Hardy was born in Bristol and grew up in London. Following graduation she had a number of jobs, including mobile fish-mongering and freelance publishing work. She is a trained carpenter and now works as a teacher in Bristol, while studying for a PhD.