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Summary

The Victorian Sabbath was not without problems for some of those committed to its strict observance. Nancy Ann Hazel, the young and high-spirited daughter of a country parson, suffered from her father’s lengthy Sunday sermons. The autumn sunshine beckoned her into the fields and along the bank of the river that wound its way through this pleasant corner of County Durham. This area was dominated by the neighbouring estates of two very different landowners: Graham Mercer, the reclusive lord of the manor, and Dennison Harpcore of Rossburn House, where life was lived on the grand scale and reputed to be more than a little dissolute.

Two older brothers had taught Nancy Ann how to look after herself well enough, and she could hold her own with the roughest of the village children. But soon she had to muster her courage and fortitude to the full when the far greater challenges of a controversial marriage thrust her into womanhood and into a whole new world of conflict and tragedy which had to be faced and overcome.

©1987 The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Felt like a proper Catherine Cookson

had the usual unpredictable twists and turns I would expect of a Catherine Cookson. couldn't fault it.

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Enjoyable read

Being a preachers daughter myself I found the book interesting, loved the beautiful way the whole story was put together. The voice of Sophie Roberts was adorable. Would highly recommend this Audible book.

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Typical Catherine Cookson but;

In the seventies I read every book that CC wrote. I loved them. Then she was at her best.

I’m guessing that this one is among the many she dictated in her last years in bed and I find the dialogue between characters is too stilted.

Otherwise good plot and enjoyable.

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Excellent

Thoroughly enjoyed this story. Haven’t read a Catherine Cookson book for years, thought I’d grown out of them, having read so many of hers in my younger days. Gave it a try and couldn’t put it down

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The parsons daughter

Very good story just shows you if you wait things will come to you at last. what a life she had .It came right in the end

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One of her best.

This was a wonderful story with a brilliant narrator. In my opinion, one of Catharine Cookson's best.

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Wonderful

Loved the story! Classical Catherine Cookson! Beautifully written & narrated Definitely would recommend this book.

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Very enjoyable

A nice easy to listen to book, would put it on in the afternoons while doing my knitting or in the kitchen while preparing tea, what I expected from a Catherine Cookson book and I wasn't disappointed

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The Parsons Daughter

A well read book as usual Catherine cookson books leave you wanting her next story