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Publisher's Summary

Lally Fraser, widowed at 20, seeks comfort with dashing young mill owner Roly Sinclair. But when she finds she is expecting his baby, she turns to his dour brother Harry for help.

Secretly in love with her, Harry offers her marriage. Roly, though, is anything but pleased. Threatening scandal or worse, he sets out to destroy them both. And when Harry is injured in a vicious attack, Lally must take charge of the mills to protect her children and the man she is growing to love from his worst enemy - his own brother.

©2007 Audrey Howard (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller." (Lancashire Life)
"Poignant and well plotted, this is the book to curl up with to shut out troubles." (Women's Realm on Beyond the Shining Water)
"This saga is, like all of Audrey Howard's books, compelling and memorable...a joy to read." (The Historical Novels Review on A Place Called Hope)
"A compelling and well-paced tale." (Coventry Evening Telegraph on A Flower in Season)
"A fast-moving glorious story.... The story twists and turns. As ever, Audrey Howard treats us to lovely details.... It is so sad, sweet and lively too.... Another true gem." (North Wales Chronicle on Whispers on the Water)
"Howard's timeless story of love and betrayal is sure to enchant her army of loyal readers.” (Lancashire Evening Post on Painted Highway)

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  • 01-13-17

Audrey Howard at her best

Such a heart warming story narration excellent definitely recommend this book made so enjoyable by the very real characters and language