All she wanted was someone to love . . .
Little Sarah is found in the snow: an orphaned new-born baby. She is taken in at Meadow Hall in South Riding, Yorkshire, to be trained as a scullery maid. Feisty and headstrong, at fourteen Sarah decides to run away. Dressed as a boy, she meets good-hearted Aidan and impulsive Danby, forming an unlikely but happy trio.
When Sarah is found out, Aidan knows she can not live with two young men and reluctantly takes her to the workhouse. He plans to rescue Sarah just as soon as he can, but something keeps Aidan from his promise . . .
Reunited as adults, but now strangers, Sarah holds a secret about Danby, Aidan and her unborn child. But can she do what is right for her baby, even if it means losing the love of her life?
Powerful . . . King superbly evokes time and place in this page-turning story of one woman's brave battle for survival - Lancashire Evening Post
Gritty and realistic . . . A very satisfying read - Anne Bennett, author of To Have and to Hold
A powerful and page-turning saga - Dee Williams, author of Sunshine After Rain
Hard hitting and powerful, this gritty tale features an appealing heroine, a dashing hero, and a whole host of intriguing characters . . . Catherine King has written a first-rate novel - Maureen Lee
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.