Never Look Back by Lesley Pearse

Never Look Back

By Lesley Pearse

  • Release Date: 2006-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 70 Ratings
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The courageous tale of a poor Victorian flower girl, who makes an epic journey from London across a vast and wild America . . .

As voted by readers as their favourite Lesley Pearse novel, Never Look Back is by the international NO.1 BESTSELLING author.

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?

Santa Montefiore and Penny Vincenzi fans will swiftly fall for Lesley Pearse's mesmerising novels - you'll want to read them again and again . . .

'With characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail

'Heart-warming and evocative . . . a real delight to read' Sun

'Lose yourself in this epic saga' Bella

'Utterly riveting, brilliant' Closer

'An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry' Woman's Weekly


  • Never Look Back

    By Angelblu28
    Wow! Never have I ever read a book that still haunts me months after I've finished it! I get through 2-3 books a week and this one I just cannot get out of my head. Lesley Pearce has outdone herself in this one. I recommend it to everyone I know who's an avid reader like myself. Amazing!!
  • Never look back

    By Denise Bacon
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It felt like I was there and going through everything with the characters they seemed so real. I will definitely be reading this author again Denise Bacon
  • Never Look Back

    By Mordigan
    The first Lesley Pearse I have read and now I am hooked. A beautifully written book that has become a favourite. The research that went into writing this book is outstanding, making it not just an amazing life story of the main character but also an informative historical novel. Loved it!
  • Praise for Lesley!

    By KatieKatek
    Like all of Lesley Pearce books this one is very well written with amazing, extensive research having been carried out. A captivating read with twists and plots you really don't see coming! The book had me laughing and crying and I really felt part of the Story at times. The only fault I found was near the end there were a lot of characters and I sometimes struggled to remember who was who. I think this was because I don't have a lot of spare time to read so sometimes I go a few days without reading and I lose my way a little. I would also recommend my favourite - 'Charity' and my second favourite 'Belle' followed by its sequel 'The Promise' I'm looking forward to choosing my next Lesley Pearce novel to read.
  • Amazing

    By Kiopfred
    This my favourite book of all time. I have the urge to read it about once a year (sometimes more!!). The characters are so well written they feel like family and the story touches my heart (and makes me cry) every time I read it.
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    By Mazda02
    It is a good book, however be prepared for a lot of death!
  • Never look back!! Brilliant!!

    By Lisalegs1985
    I've read every single book by Lesley and this is by far the best!!! Fantastic!! I also recommend Ellie which is my 2nd best and the follow up camellia!!
  • Never look back

    By Readerfanatic
    This book, hands down is the most amazing book I have ever read. Lesley pearse's style of writing is to be admired in this novel, she draws u in so that you feel as if u r actually der, so much so that I cried for most parts of the book. Highly recommended, must read. You wnt regret buying it
  • Never Look Back

    By Wendus
    One of the most emotional books I have ever read. Fantastic
  • Never look back

    By Sqaush4015
    Loved this book so much, I read it twice :)