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Gilding the Lily A captivating saga of love, sisters and tragedy

by Rita Bradshaw

Gilding the Lily A captivating saga of love, sisters and tragedy Synopsis

A heartrending tale of two sisters and their quest for a place to belong, from much-loved author Rita Bradshaw. Lily and Sarah Brown's childhood is an unhappy one. Sarah escapes by marrying Ralph Turner, a Sunderland dock worker, but Lily doesn't trust Ralph - a dark volatile man with a hidden cruel streak. When he tries to seduce Lily on his wedding day, her worst fears are confirmed. Ralph's younger brother John is cut from a different cloth, though, and Lily is increasingly drawn to him. But just when Lily sees a future for them, a terrible incident destroys her happiness. Heartbroken, Lily agrees to accompany the family she works for as a nursemaid to New York. As Lily boards RMS Titanic little does she realise that her decision will change the course of her life for ever...

Gilding the Lily A captivating saga of love, sisters 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: 9780755342389
Publication date: 23rd July 2009
Author: Rita Bradshaw
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 448 pages
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Rita Bradshaw

Rita Bradshaw was born in Northamptonshire, where she still lives today with her husband. She has written many successful novels under a pseudonym and several delightful sagas under her own name.

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