Set in the woolen mills of Halifax in the 1850s, Audrey Howard's enthralling new novel tells the story of a young widow's love for two very different brothers.
Lally Fraser, widowed at twenty, seeks comfort with dashing young millowner Roly Sinclair. But when she finds she is expecting his baby, she turns to his dour brother Harry. Secretly in love with her, Harry offers her marriage.
Roly, though, is anything but pleased. Threatening scandal or worse, he sets out to destroy them both. And when Harry is injured in a vicious attack, Lally must take charge of the mills to protect her children and the man she is growing to love from his worst enemy - his own brother.
Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller - Lancashire Life
Poignant and well plotted, this is the book to curl up with to shut out troubles - Women's Realm on BEYOND THE SHINING WATER
This saga is, like all of Audrey Howard's books, compelling and memorable... a joy to read. - The Historical Novels Review on A PLACE CALLED HOPE
A compelling and well-paced tale - Coventry Evening Telegraph on A FLOWER IN SEASON
A fast-moving glorious story... The story twists and turns. As ever, Audrey Howard treats us to lovely details... It is so sad, sweet and lively too... Another true gem. - North Wales Chronicle on WHISPERS ON THE WATER
Howard's timeless story of love and betrayal is sure to enchant her army of loyal readers - Lancashire Evening Post on PAINTED HIGHWAY
Audrey Howard was born in Liverpool in 1929. Before she began to write she had a variety of jobs, among them hairdresser, model, shop assistant, cleaner and civil servant. In 1981, while living in Australia, she wrote the first of her bestselling novels. She lives in St Anne's on Sea, her childhood home.