Will the shadows of the past destroy her dreams of the future?
Lettie Hargreaves wants more than her simple, uncomplicated life with her grandmother can provide. She longs for excitement and love and she's determined to make something of herself.
There is something about Lettie's mother that Ivy has kept hidden from her granddaughter, something that would shatter her world. So when Lettie suggests going into service for the ailing Lady Laughton, Ivy knows she must do something to stop it.
Feeling stifled and confused, Lettie chooses a different path that offers her the chance at love and of the life she so craves. But she is still the same strong-minded young woman and her ambition may do more harm than good as she is entirely unaware of the secrets her actions will uncover.
Hard-hitting and powerful . . . Catherine King has written a first-rate novel - Maureen Lee, author of After the War is Over
Gritty and realistic . . . A very satisfying read - Anne Bennett, author of If You Were the Only Girl
A powerful and page-turning saga - Dee Williams, author of Sunshine After Rain
She writes with authority, skill and confidence - Elizabeth Gill, author of The Secret
Catherine King was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. A search for her roots - her father, grandfather and great-grandfather all worked with coal, steel or iron - and an interest in local industrial history provide inspiration for her stories. She is the author of many gritty saga novels, most recently A Sister's Courage. This is Catherine's second digital exclusive short story. Her first, Stolen Passion, has been a huge hit with her readers and has attracted numerous five-star reviews.