Audrey Howard returns to the fells of the Lake District with an unforgettable story of a star-crossed marriage.
When Lucy Dean - eighteen, with no money - marries James Buchanan - a man of thirty-four with a great fortune -it is anything but a happy match. For James is hopelessly in love with his wife while Lucy - too young, too serious and too determined to sacrifice happiness to duty - doesn't know what love means. Then the Great War comes, and Lucy's heart wakens, with truly shattering results for them both.
'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.