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A touching saga set in 1920s Cornwall - After a tragic miscarriage, Beth Tresaile returns to Owles House, the place of her miserable childhood, accompanied by her best friend, Kitty Copeland. Beth feels she can no longer go on unless she gets revenge on her estranged mother, Christina, who neglected her and finally abandoned her on a cold winter’s night. But there are many shocks – and joys – in store for Beth, as she learns the truth of the past, and there are fresh troubles on the horizon when her married lover, Kitty’s brother, wants her back . . .
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Gloria Cook is the author of several well-loved Cornish novels, including Trevallion, Kilgarthen and Roscarrock, as well as the Pengarron series. She is Cornish born and bred, and lives in Truro. Her favourite pastime is exploring Cornwall's coast and countryside, and historical places. She is married with a grown-up family.From Booklist:
Beth’s long-anticipated vengeance is derailed by her discovery of her mother Christina’s true circumstances, which stand in stark contrast to Beth’s own adultery and miscarriage. Christina has never forgotten how she lost custody of Beth, her firstborn, because of her own poor choices, but has since mended her ways, married a decent man, and raised a loving and dedicated son, Joe, so she welcomes Beth and her friend Kitty humbly and eager to please. Twelve-year-old Joe, however, sees himself as his mother’s stalwart protector, and Beth must prove herself worthy to enter the family circle, which is much larger than she thought, due to her father’s unpleasant habit of forcing himself on vulnerable young women. Cook’s stand-alone historical novel uses her signature Cornish setting to great effect. She substitutes her usual seaside village and fishermen for the miners featured in her popular Meryen sagas, but shared themes of family, community, dark secrets, and unsavory characters with ultimately uplifting resolutions will be familiar and pleasing to her readers. --Lynne Welch
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Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0727869051
Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0727869051
Book Description Severn House Publishers Ltd, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 240 pages. 8.75x5.75x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0727869051