A Promise Given
By Meg Hutchinson
A captivating saga from 'Birmingham's Catherine Cookson'.
Stunned by her stepmother's accusation that she killed her beloved little brother, Rachel Cade is even more shocked to find she is at the mercy of the village's evil Magistrate Bedworth who sends her to the workhouse to await trial. There, Rachel is convinced her fate is sealed, but she has reckoned without the actions of handsome landowner Jared Lytton who comes to her rescue.
Despite being vindicated, Rachel is forced to leave the village. Life is tough and she has to struggle to survive until she meets the widow Beulah Thomas and her son William. Working on their farm, she is treated with kindness and when William asks for her hand in marriage, she agrees - more out of gratitude than out of love. But Rachel cannot forget Jared Lytton, whose path seems destined to cross hers.
Meg Hutchinson lived for sixty years in Wednesbury, where her parents and grandparents spent all their lives. Her passion for storytelling reaped dividends, with her novels regularly appearing in bestseller lists. She 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 died in February 2010.
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07 Jan 1999
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Hodder & Stoughton
There's a tear in every chapter. — Northern Echo
A dramatic saga of injustice and struggle against adversity in the best tradition of Catherine Cookson. — South Wales Argus
A super tale that lingers long in the memory. — Bolton Evening News
'There's a tear in every chapter.' Steve Craggs, Northern Echo on A PROMISE GIVEN
A dramatic saga of injustice and struggle against adversity in the best tradition of Catherine Cookson' — South Wales Argus
A super tale that lingers long in the memory — Bolton Evening News