Bethany is quick to adapt to their reduced circumstances, however, and persuades Sarah to build up the business again. Trade at the inn increases, and their future looks secure. However, trouble lies ahead, not only in the rumours of a planned railway, but also in the form of Zachary Brown, an itinerant labourer who takes a shine to Beth, but is not all he seems.
©2006 Elizabeth Jeffrey; (P)2007 Soundings
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