Sarah Foster's parents have been fighting a constant battle with poverty, disease and crime. When her father, Will, is involved in a terrible accident at work, their lives became even harder.
But Will's good deeds of the past pay off as John Rayner decides to rescue the Fosters. John provides them with work and a house on the estate owned by his wealthy family. It is at this new home on the crumbling coastline of Holderness that Sarah is born - and grows into a bright and beautiful girl and a great source of strength to those around her.
As John grows closer to Sarah, he becomes increasingly aware of his love for her. But could these two very different people ever make their love story truly work?
If you enjoy books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love Val's heartwarming stories of triumph over adversity.
©2011 Valerie Wood (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks
Interesting book about the poverty people suffered, also shows that poverty does not mean dirty squalid conditions. Women had children the eldest looking after the young ones while fathers were away on boats for months on end. Mothers going to work each morning to survive. Even back then the working class had to be bringing in two wages to survive. Some masters were better than others, there was and still is a the, and is atitude.
There is struggle tragedy, love and inequality , makes it a very interesting read contrasting squalor to opulence. Even shows a desperate honest man, and the depth he would sink to care for iOS children.
I found it amusing how low they will stoop to make sure of ones place in society.
Very good read and will read more books by this autthour in the future.
Could not have read this as a book as very drawn out in places and I would have lost interest. However, well worth listening to. Anne Dover is an excellent reader; so good with voices and accents that it's almost like listening to a play on the radio.
I have to give this 5 stars because I was totally gripped from start to finish. I had selected this audiobook because it is narrated by Anne Dover and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed her wonderful narration and amazing accents, which really brought the story to life. I loved the very varied and fascinating depiction of characters. I also loved the period detail, the humour, the portrayal of the contrasting lives of the rich and poor and the poignant story. I also loved how the sea was woven into the story, almost becoming another character. I shall definitely choose another Valerie Wood and more narration by Anne Dover. This book was at times disturbing, amusing, uplifting and always a wonderful insight into life in another place and time.
Just discovered Val Wood and so far she's excellent!
Ann Dover as a narrator completes the lovely story!
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