Audrey Howard's enthralling new novel is the story of a woman whose broken heart leads to a marriage filled with both tragedy and passion.
Beautiful, wilful and untameable, Kitty Hayes has only ever loved one man. From the moment she met him, she believed with all her heart that her adopted brother Freddy would one day be her husband. When he chooses to marry her pretty, feminine, despised sister instead, it breaks more than her heart. Torn between fury and sorrow, Kitty makes her own brilliant match. She doesn't love Ben Maddox - she scarcely notices him, even though he is fascinated by his headstrong bride. It is only when her selfishness leads to an unforgivable accident that she realizes what she has lost. And by then, it may be too late.
'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, 3.1.97
Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a ture storyteller - Lancashire Life
Poignant and well-plotted, this is the book to curl up with to shut out troubles.' - Woman's Realm on BEYOND THE SHINING WATER
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.