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1864: following the untimely death of her cold-hearted husband, Beatrix and her three children are finally free. While Ambrose has already determined his path in life, eldest son Laurie's future is less certain. With the responsibility of the family estate on his shoulders, Laurie must decide between staying in Yorkshire to farm the family land and following his dreams.

Meanwhile, headstrong and independent Alicia is defying expectation and excelling at school. There, she befriends the enigmatic Olivia Snowdon and they quickly become inseparable. But Olivia's family past is shrouded in mystery and as she begins to dig deeper secrets come tumbling out....

Can the two families overcome the challenges that lie ahead?

©2021 Val Wood (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"A heart-warming story filled with compelling action." (Rosie Goodwin)

"Hull's answer to Catherine Cookson." (BBC Radio 4's Front Row

"Wonderfully fully-fleshed characters are the mainstay of [Val Wood's] stories." (Peterborough Telegraph)

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All about a woman and her children and how they excelled in their education to accomplish their dreams and lives.

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Engaging characters!

We loved the story, really cared about the characters. Good capturing of a time gone by.