An exclusive short story from the much-loved author Val Wood
The truth could change the lives of all those around her . . .
Ellen has worked as a servant girl since she was twelve – her mother had always taught her that she must earn her own keep until she finds someone to marry.
After a year of back-breaking work, a chance encounter leads her to a new position as kitchen maid at Hart Holme Manor – the grandest estate around for miles.
There, against the wishes of the household, she befriends the owners’ son, Christopher. If the true nature of their closeness were ever revealed it could not only jeopardise both Christopher and Ellen’s positions, but carry consequences that could affect the rest of their lives . . .
If you enjoy books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love Val's heartwarming stories of triumph over adversity.
Praise for Val Wood:
'Full of characters the reader will care about . . . a heart-warming story filled with compelling action' Rosie Goodwin
'An intriguing tale of family relationships' Yorkshire Herald
'Cookson fans will adore this saga' Woman's Own