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Every Mother's Son by Val Wood
  

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A pure delight from start to finish. Val Wood is very good at nineteenth century history. This moves from manor house and farming in Yorkshire to Italy and a fist full of coincidences that wrap the story up. It is the tale of a friendship between unlikely women and their children, one the wife of the local squire and large landowner, the other the wife of a tenant farmer. The squire’s kids go to Eton and Switzerland, the farmer’s boy schools locally and helps his father but fortune smiles as it must in this type of novel. This is one of the best in its area.

If you like Val Wood you might also like to read books by Catherine Cookson, Katie Flynn and Lyn Andrews.

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Every Mother's Son by Val Wood

Harriet and Fletcher Tuke have worked hard to raise their children well. Daniel, the eldest son, has always accepted that his birth father died soon after he was born, and Fletcher has raised Daniel as his own. But as Daniel comes of age and begins to fall in love with childhood friend Beatrice Hart, he can't help but wonder about his heritage - his olive skin and dark eyes reminding him daily of the difference between him and his siblings, and between his and Beatrice's families. Meanwhile, shocking truths about Fletcher's own family line are suddenly brought to the surface, revealing a connection between the two families. Daniel's wish to learn about his bloodline takes him to Europe, where decisions about his future take shape. But will it be one he can share with Beatrice[unk] And as Harriet hopefully awaits his return back home on the farm, she could never imagine that answers to questions about her own family are also just on the horizon. If you enjoy books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love this.


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'Full of characters the reader will care about ... a heartwarming story filled with compelling action' Rosie Goodwin, bestselling author of Home Front Girls


About the Author

Val Wood was born in Yorkshire and now lives in Beverley. She was the first winner of the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction. Find out more about Val Wood's novel's by visiting her website on www.valeriewood.co.uk

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Publication date

26th February 2015

Author

Val Wood

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www.valeriewood.co.uk/

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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ISBN

9780552171175

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