'Irene Carr is posing a serious challenge for the crown vacated by Catherine Cookson' Sunderland Echo
Orphaned at a young age, Rachel is left penniless and alone in the streets of turn-of-the-century Newcastle. In the depths of despair she is delighted to learn that her eccentric Uncle Joshua has left her his house in Sunderland. But it comes with a strict proviso: she must marry her sworn enemy Martin.
Otherwise, her dangerous cousin Saul Gorman will inherit the lot. And Saul will stop at nothing to claim inheritance...
A warm-hearted yet gritty saga - Paisley Daily Express on LOVERS MEETING
Irene Carr knows the world she recreates in her tales and it shows in the detail . . . Lovers of North East sagas won't be disappointed - Newcastle Evening Chronicle on EMILY
A splendid tale of jealousy, revenge and hard-won love - Bolton Evening News on FANCY WOMAN
Irene Carr is posing a serious challenge for the crown vacated by Catherine Cookson - Sunderland Echo on KATY'S MEN
In the tradition of Catherine Cookson, strong on plot and character - Sunderland Echo on EMILY