Born into poverty, Katie Mulholland is forced to find work as a maid in the house of a wealthy family. But the beautiful young girl captures the eye of her employer’s evil son, who rapes her and leaves her pregnant.
Out for themselves, the family forces her to marry the cruel manager of their mines. But Katie’s fate changes course when one man offers her the opportunity to make her own fortune, and to discover real love . . .
Spanning Katie’s life from 1860 to the height of the Second World War, this is a timeless tale of one woman's fight for the happy ending she deserves.
Catherine Cookson was the original and bestselling saga writer, selling over 100 million copies of her novels. If you like Dilly Court, Katie Flynn or Donna Douglas, you'll love Catherine Cookson.
"Queen of raw family romances"
"Humour, toughness, resolution and generosity are Cookson virtues . . . In the specialised world of women's popular fiction, Cookson has created her own territory"
"Catherine Cookson soars above her rivals"