Set in the Lancashire cotton mills in Victorian times, this continues the story of the family who dominated THE MALLOW YEARS.
When beautiful Tessa Harrison and her twin cousins take over their parents' Lancashire cotton mill, their luxurious upbringing has left them unprepared for their new responsibilities.
For Tessa, there is an added but forbidden attraction at the mill. Foreman Will Broadbent, with his genuine understanding of the business and its workers, could not be more different from the dashing cousins. Yet, like the twins, he is hopelessly in love with this untameable girl.
Their love for Tessa will lead one to death, one to the arms of another woman, a thrid too faint-hearted to take up his inheritance.
And Tessa, the girl who could choose any man she wanted, is forced to shoulder more burdens than she could have imagined before she can be united with the one man she truly needs.
'Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller' Lancashire Life
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 HOP
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
Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller - Lancashire Life
Life and middle class living in Liverpool in the early 1900's is the colourful backcloth for the latest novel from this master storyteller - Coventry Evening Telegraph
Another blockbuster guaranteed to delight fans of widescreen saga story-telling. - Peterborough Evening Telegraph
A well-rounded coming-of-age story...engrossing, emotionally intense page-turner - The Historical Novels Review on WHISPERS ON THE WA
A stirring and dramatic romance - prize quest.com on WHISPERS ON THE 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. She lives in St Anne's on Sea, her childhood home.