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Atmospheric evocation of the time and place, the interwar period and the city of York, this is a tale of sorrow, joy and passion against seemingly insurmountable odds.
Similar this month: None but try Annie Murray.
Comparison: Annie Groves, Anne Bennett, Ruth Hamilton.
Niall may be poor but he is a good man. He does his best for his wife and their five children, in difficult circumstances in their small, cramped house in the back streets of York. But this loving home is torn apart when his wife dies in a tragic accident and Niall finds himself alone with only his mother-in-law and sisters-in-law for company. His five children run him ragged and, seeking solace, he finds refuge at the Angel pub.
Here he catches sight of Boudicea, the Angel's beautiful and bubbly barmaid. With his wife only gone a few months, he must supress his feelings of passion, yet he finds he’s unable to tear himself away from her warm charm and alluring looks.
But Niall's mother-in-law, the aptly named Mrs Beasty, is determined to do all she can to keep Niall from finding happiness again. And when she discovers that Boudicea's past is far from perfect, she conspires to bring about her downfall…
Praise for Sheelagh Kelly:
‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships.’ Irish Independent
‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write.’ Sunderland Echo
Publication date: 22/05/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
|Publication date:||22nd May 2007|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Sagas and Romance,|
Sheelagh Kelly was born in York and has lived there all her life apart from a recent 3 year stint in Australia. Her first novel, part of the well-known â€˜Feeneyâ€™ saga, â€˜A Long Way From Heavenâ€™, brought her instant success and she has followed that with nine more books. Her next novel is due to be published in March and is the second volume of her best-selling Yorkshire trilogy, entitled â€˜Family of the Empireâ€™.More About Sheelagh Kelly