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Silk and Steel

by Catherine King

eBooks of the Month Sagas and Romance

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Shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2008.

RNA panel comment: "I enjoyed this book very much. It had drama, conflict, intrigue as well as love and romance. The main character, despite all the desperate situation in her life, came through it to win in the end and she was likeable and admirable."

Silk and Steel Synopsis

One man . . .


Mariah Bowes’ father, Ezekiel, is a respectable iron master, but unbeknown to her he has a past he wants to hide. He’s determined that no one will ever discover the terrible secret he has worked so hard to conceal.

One lie . . .


The son of a coal miner, Daniel Thorpe is determined to better himself and, now he’s got a job as supervisor at Bowes ironworks, he’s succeeded. But his affair with the beautiful Lily has devastating consequences for Mariah.


One woman’s life destroyed . . .


After the death of her mother, Mariah’s father tells her that she must marry a man forty years her senior; she can think of nothing worse and decides instead to leave, giving up the life she has known. But, alone and penniless, Mariah is at the mercy of worse fates and soon must draw on all her strength and courage if she is to survive.

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ISBN: 9780751539080
Publication date: 06/12/2007
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751539080
Publication date: 6th December 2007
Author: Catherine King
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Catherine King

Catherine King was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. A search for her roots - her father, grandfather and great-grandfather all worked with coal, steel or iron - and an interest in local industrial history provide inspiration for her stories.

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