Michael Taylor's brilliant first novel is a celebration of a unforgettable Black Country family and their remarkable community in Dudley in the early years of the twentieth century.
When her father dies suddenly, everything changes for Lizzie Bishop. She turns for comfort to kindly Ben Kite, and soon, full of romantic dreams, she marries him and starts a family. What she does not seem to realise is that two former rivals for her affection are still secretly in love with her. Neither soldier Stanley Dando, her enigmatic second cousin, nor dairyman Jesse Clancey, the likeable and handsome son of a prosperous neighbour, has ever been able to get Lizzie out of his mind.
Then Ben, with the noblest of intentions, makes the worst mistake of his life - he enlists in the Army and goes off to fight in the trenches in France. Soon everyone is caught up in the consequences and Lizzie's life is changed forever...
'It's about time a man wrote romantic fiction - Michael Taylor does it superbly.' Edwina Currie
Michael Taylor has returned...to prove that men can write romantic sagas too. - Sunday Mercury on THE LOVE MATCH
It's about time a man wrote romantic fiction - Michael Taylor does it superbly. - Edwina Currie
Sensual,riveting,poignantly tender and often hilariously funny,Eve's Daughter draws the reader into an enthralling saga of desire and deception. - bolton evening news
A vital book. Great characters and riveting events...a great saga. Michale Taylor's writing is really gripping - South Wales Chronicle
This novel follows the best traditions of the saga genre. - The Historical Novels Review on EVE'S DAUGHTER