From the author of Their Guilty Pleasures: In postwar England, a young woman reopens her late father’s nightclub and faces his criminal past.
Southampton, 1945. Food, fuel, and other necessities continue to be scarce in England, but when former Wren Victoria Teglia reopens her late father’s Club Valletta, it’s an event that excites potential members with the desire—and the money—to be entertained. Victoria can’t help wondering what her father would think. While his exclusive club was once a hotbed of prostitution, illegal gambling, and vice, Victoria intends to run the new establishment on the up and up. But changing the ways of Club Valletta is no easy task.
With her father’s former right-hand man as her business partner, the underworld connections run deep. And perhaps most dangerous of all is Johnny Daniels, the handsome son of gangster Big Pat Daniels. Johnny wants a piece of the action . . . and he knows how to be persuasive. Will Victoria be swayed by his criminal charms, or will she manage to maintain her principles?
“Tate provides a satisfying ending and suggests dark doings that could prove haunting.” —Booklist
“Her Father’s Daughter is an entertaining, light read . . . [that] keep[s] the pages turning.” —Historical Novel Society