Catherine Rook takes her peaceful life for granted. Her days are spent at the village school and lending a hand on her family’s farm. Life is run by the seasons, and there’s little time for worry.
But rural unrest begins sweeping through Kent, and when Pa Rook buys a threshing machine it brings turbulence and tragedy to Wanstall Farm. With the Rooks’ fortunes forever changed, Catherine must struggle to hold her family together.
She turns to her childhood companion, Matty Carter, for comfort, and finds more than friendship in his loving arms. But Matty has his own family to protect, and almost as quickly as their love blossomed their future begins to unravel.
With the threat of destitution nipping at her heels, Catherine must forge a way out of ruin . . .
Publisher: Arrow, July 2017
In 19th century England, living in East Kent was a hard life for this family after the terrible accident of Catherine Rook’s brother John. She discovered her true status and lost her family as well as the man she loved. Through the years there was much heartbreak for her but finally she found love and happiness.
The Author, Evie Grace. A brilliant first novel with characters you really get to know. I’m so glad that this is the first of a trilogy and look forward to the next one.