Set in the 1930s,
Live the Dream tells the story of three people caught up in a tangle of love and hatred that threatens to tear them apart forever.
Handsome, wealthy, and fair-minded, Luke Hammond could have the world at his feet. Instead, he has the world on his shoulders. Consumed by sadness, Luke's only respite from his respectable life is on a Tuesday, when he heads off to seek solace in a hideaway deep in the calm heart of the woods.
Locked in his thoughts and dreams, living his humble "Tuesday" life, Luke's quiet sadness intrigues Amy Maitland, a bright young woman whom Luke seems not to notice at first. Amy finds herself wondering more and more about this elusive man.
But Amy also worries about Daisy, her beloved best friend, who masks the misery of a difficult home life. Amy knows that under the bravado and humour there is a desperate woman, searching for stability and love, seemingly at any cost. Calling Luke her "Tuesday Man", Daisy falls head over heels in love with him. Although he's aloof and appears to have little time for romance, she means to have him.
As Amy grows increasingly uneasy about Daisy, she fails to realise that Luke is quietly falling in love with her. And unwittingly, she finds herself drawn into a dangerous position that is not of her making.
©2004 Josephine Cox (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK