A Wife's Devotion

A Wife's Devotion


In a house of secrets, can good prevail?

Though Sarah comes from the wrong end of the Fifteen Streets, she's always been determined to make the best of her life. And when she attracts the attention of the young David Heatherington, with his kind eyes and gentle voice, it seems her luck is finally on the up.

That is, until she meets David's mother, the indominable Mary Heatherington. A fierce woman who runs a spotless house, Mary's authority over the men of her family has never been challenged. So when Sarah arrives and brings with her a liveliness and laughter that has long been absent from the Heatherington household, Mary quickly takes against her.

As Sarah struggles to find her place in her new family, she soon discovers that even the people she trusts the most have secrets they're anxious to hide . . . but how far will they go to keep them?

About the author

Catherine Cookson

Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty-stricken woman, Kate, whom she believed to be her older sister. She began work in service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married Tom Cookson, a local grammar-school master. Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer - her novel The Round Tower won the Winifred Holtby Award for the best regional novel of 1968 - her readership quickly spread throughout the world, and her many best-selling novels established her as one of the most popular of contemporary women novelists. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, in 1997. For many years she lived near Newcastle upon Tyne. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998.
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