The imaginary horse has vanished from Maisie's life, and in the days after the death of her second husband she takes comfort from the company of a cheerful, bright-eyed little Cockney boy named Harold.
Although Maisie is grieving for her beloved second husband, she finds comfort and even joy in the company of a bright-eyed little lad named Harold. Deciding to adopt him, she begins to find happiness once more, and rarely needs to escape from reality into her imagination. She is even beginning to hope that true love could strike twice. But life is never simple, and an unexpected friendship with a curious man could leave Maisie in grave danger... Harold is the final novel full of excitement, laughter and love in Catherine Cookson's delightful and hugely popular modern trilogy.