Set in Scotland in the 1920s, this is the story of a girl who has to rebuild her life in the face of a scandal that could ruin her chances for happiness. 'In the tradition of Catherine Cookson.' Liverpool Post
When Kate McPherson is only ten years old, she loses both her mother and her home. The man she knew as 'Uncle Edwin' has no place in his heart or life for his dead mistress's little girl.
Kate becomes the ward of her aunt Sarah, her father's sister - a stern woman who tells Kate the full story of her mother's shame. Edwin Hamilton-Harvey was not the first man Kate's mother loved without benefit of marriage. When he came back from World War I and married her mother, Edwin already had a wife, Ruth.
So begins a strange relationship between the orphaned girl and two women who ought to hate her. For both Sarah and Ruth McPherson, Kate becomes a cherished surrogate daughter.
But tragedy strikes when Kate falls in love with Roddy Hamilton-Harvey, the son of the man who once rejected her.
The Bradford Telegraph and Argus loved this book: 'If you enjoy Cookson you will love this.'
In the tradition of Catherine Cookson - Liverpool Post
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