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The Stony Path A gripping saga of love, family secrets and tragedy

by Rita Bradshaw

The Stony Path A gripping saga of love, family secrets and tragedy Synopsis

Growing up on a small, struggling farm on the outskirts of Sunderland in the early 1900s, Polly Farrow has a tough life, but she has gifts money can't buy - a joyful disposition and a loving heart. And her heart belongs to her beloved cousin, Michael. Polly knows that one day they'll be man and wife. But a terrible secret is to change everything: Michael is her half-brother, the fruit of an incestuous relationship between her father and his own sister - Michael's mother. The lovers are rent apart and Polly is left to bear the responsibility of the farm alone - for her father kills himself, unable to live with his shame. Life is now a battle for survival, and Polly wonders if she will ever find happiness. But the answer to her prayers is closer than she thinks...

The Stony Path A gripping saga of love, family secrets and tragedy Press Reviews

All published writers have skill and creativity, but a few have more. It's called magic. I'm beginning to believe Bradshaw has it! * Historical Novels Review * Displaying an uncanny ability to spin a good yarn * Sunderland Echo * What an emotional rollercoaster ride of a book! It grabs your attention from page one and does not let go until the end * Sunderland Echo * If you like gritty, rags-to-riches Northern sagas, you'll enjoy this * Family Circle * Praise for Rita Bradshaw: 'Catherine Cookson fans will enjoy discovering a new author who writes in a similar vein * Home and Family *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747263227
Publication date: 20th September 2001
Author: Rita Bradshaw
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages
Categories: Sagas,

About Rita Bradshaw

Rita Bradshaw was born in Northamptonshire, where she still lives today with her husband, their children and two dogs.

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