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Further enthralling tales of the folk of the Scottish lighthouse community of Kinvara
It is 1936 and the children of Kinvara are growing up fast. Vaila Sutherland, a born romantic, vows she will never marry until she finds a love as deep as her father's for her mother. Two young men make a play for her heart - will she choose the right one Andy Sutherland, Vaila's half brother, finds new doors opening despite the cerebral palsy that he has suffered since birth; while nine-year-old Essie, the joy of her mother's life, revels in a world of make-believe and wonder.
Cruel Joshua Bowman continues his reign of terror but, as they grow up, his children find ways of thwarting his wishes. When Miriam, too, at last defies him, it has tragic consequences. Heartbreak and horror mingle with tears of joy and, as always, the villagers fight and laugh their way through this enchanting novel, adding many colourful contributions in their unique and inimitable way.
Full-blooded romance, a strong, authentic setting - Scotsman
Fraser writes with a great depth of feeling and has the knack of making her characters come alive. She paints beautiful pictures of the countryside and their changing seasons - Aberdeen Express
Praise for Christine Marion Fraser:
'Christine Marion Fraser weaves an intriguing story in which the characters are alive against a spellbinding background' - Yorkshire Herald
An author who has won a huge audience for her warm, absorbing tales of ordinary folk - Annabel
Christine Marion Fraser writes characters so real they almost leap out of the pages . . . you would swear she must have grown up with them - Sun
On KINVARA: 'Characters so real they almost leap out of the pages ... You would swear she must have grown up with them' - Sun
On KINVARA SUMMER: '. . . enchanting . . . people so real and likeable that leaving them is a wrench at the end of the book. Begin reading Fraser now and you will wonder why you never did before.' - The Historical Novels Review
On KINVARA WIVES: 'Warm and full of good humour. . . The essence of village life is well-captured. The daily concerns of the women, in particular, are clearly evoked and with a great deal of fondness.' - Metro
Fraser . . . introduces . . . characters with a warmth and clarity that makes you really care about them. - Sunderland Echo
A captivating new saga from the author of the topselling Rhanna novels - Good Book Guide
On KINVARA: 'Fraser is Scottish publishing's best-kept secret' - The Scotsman
On RHANNA: 'A good storyline, believable characters and above all an impressive talent for painting pictures of the wild islands scenery' - Aberdeen Evening Express
Characters so real they almost leap out of the pages ... You would swear she must have grown up with them - Sun
An intriguing story in which the characters are alive against a spellbinding background - Yorkshire Herald
A lovely book and the author brings the people and place of Kinvara alive - Telegraph & Argus