Saga star Audrey Howard's bittersweet new Lancashire tale of a girl torn between two powerful men
When Abby Murphy discovers she's heiress to one of St Helens' largest glass works, her whole life is turned upside down. Torn from her poverty-stricken family and forbidden to see her childhood sweetheart, Roddy Baxter, she is forced by her tyrannical grandfather to become a lady.
Then Roddy disappears and soon, it seems inevitable that Abby will have to marry her grandfather's chosen successor, Noah Goodwin, and bear his children. Trapped in a marriage where she is little more than a possession, Abby is determined that no matter what else might change, nothing will stand in the way of her steadfast passion for Roddy.
But is she prepared to give up everything she has now for a love from the past
Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller - Lancashire Life
Among the dross that constitutes the Liverpool saga market for women, Howard's enjoyable 19th-century historical romance of crossed love shines out. - Daily Mail,
Poignant and well plotted, this is the book to curl up with to shut out troubles.' - Woman'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 (A Place Called Hope)
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. Here fourth novel, The Juniper Bush, won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 1988.She lives in St Anne's on Sea, her childhood home.