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Friendship's Bond

by Meg Hutchinson

Friendship's Bond Synopsis

He claimed to be a man of God. But he did the devil's work. Thomas Thorpe hides his carnal desires under the mask of a pious lay preacher. When Ann Spencer rejects his advances, he evicts her from her home, claiming she is living in sin with a young man not her blood relative. But Alec is a ward, not a lover. And Ann has made a promise to her dead father that she will protect the Russian boy with her life. Taken in by kind-hearted Leah Marshall, Ann and Alec repay her by working in the dairy. The two young people become substitutes for the children Leah has lost. But Thomas Thorpe will not leave them in peace. Playing on the paranoia engendered by the Great War, he sows seeds of doubt among the good people of Wednesbury about the foreigner in their midst. Once Ann becomes an outcast, he will be able to claim her unwilling body for his evil purposes.

Friendship's Bond Press Reviews

Praise for PEPPERCORN WOMAN: 'The mistress of simmering sagas.' * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * Praise for THE DEVERELL WOMAN: 'Hutchinson knows how to spin a good yarn. One for those cold nights curled up in front of the fire.' * Birmingham Evening Mail * Praise for ALL IS NOT ENOUGH: 'Plenty of intrigue to keep you engrossed.' * My Weekly *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444713855
Publication date: 31st March 2011
Author: Meg Hutchinson
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Sagas,

About Meg Hutchinson

Meg Hutchinson was the undisputed queen of the clogs and shawls saga. Passionate about history, her meticulous research provided an authentic context to the action-packed narratives set in the Black Country. She was writing up until her untimely death, in the Spring of 2010, and FRIENDSHIP'S BOND is a fitting finale to the life of a natural storyteller.

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