In the grand tradition of Josephine Cox and Catherine Cookson
Laura Cadman had always assumed she would marry Edmund Shaw, the son of her father's partner, and keep the Shaw and Cadman name. But Edmund's violent refusal is just the beginning. When Jabez Shaw dies, Edmund takes advantage of Laura's father and cheats him out of the engineering works. Not content with that, he manufactures an accusation that lands Mr Cadman in Winson Green Prison. Penniless, her pride hurt and her heart broken, Laura vows to repay every pound that Edmund claims he is owed.
Rafe Travers is often at hand when Laura is in trouble, but Edmund's cruel words blind her to Rafe's love. Only when he saves her from Edmund's final wickedness can she believe he loves her, and embrace happiness at last.
She can hold her own with the most accomplished of romance writers. Her skills lie in colourful, larger-than-life characters and plotting that is able to reinvent familiar traditions of the genre. For fans of full-blooded, vividly drawn romantic drama, Hutchinson is top of the tree. - Amazon, UK
Meg Hutchinson's storytelling skills are attracting a bigger and bigger audience. - Newcastle Evening Chronicle
This old-fashioned drama has some wonderful villains and villainesses and at the end the most unlikely hero - Driffield Post
This super tale will appeal to lovers of romantic stories with a real bite to them - Bolton Evening News
The magnificent writing tosses and turns with action, intrigue, mystery and romance. It s thrilling right from the beginning and ranks Meg amongst the finest, present-day authors. - Gwynedd Chronicle
NO PLACE OF ANGELS: 'Meg Hutchinson weaves a tale of heartbreak, jealousy and good winning over evil with this her fourth novel' - Nuneaton Evening Telegraph on NO PLACE OF ANGELS
Meg Hutchinson lived for sixty years in Wednesbury, where her parents and grandparents spent all their lives. Her passion for storytelling reaped dividends, with her novels regularly appearing in bestseller lists. She was the undisputed queen of the clogs and shawls saga. Passionate about history, her meticulous research provided an authentic context to the action-packed narratives set in the Black Country. She died in February 2010.