A Love Forbidden
By Meg Hutchinson
From the Times No 1 bestselling author
Pregnant and deserted by her lover Saul, Miriam Bryce is forced to leave home by her evil mother. When she is injured in a road accident, she is taken to the home of a wealthy local businessman and gets taken into service. There, she discovers her ex-lover Saul, injured by Miriam's brother Ralph, who harbours more than brotherly feelings for her. Saul tries to rape Miriam and she returns home to have her baby, which dies after only two days. After trying to rape Miriam again, Saul is killed by Ralph and, as a result of their mother's death, Ralph and Miriam learn that they are not blood related and find love and happiness together.
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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06 Jan 2000
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This story of love, hate and revenge will set fans' pulses racing — Peterborough Evening Telegraph on A LOVE FORBIDDEN
Many a drama to keep you turning the pages. Just right for lovers of Catherine Cookson — Bolton Evening News on A PROMISE GIVEN
Many bitter tears are shed — Books Magazine on BITTER SEED
Another good book by this popular author — Hartlepool Mail, on A PROMISE GIVEN
Meg fits into a tradition before television when families sat around a fire and told stories. Not epic stories but the tales of their families and friends, an oral history of a place and its people. Her place and people are Wednesbury in the West Midlands. — Peter Pannett, Guernsey Evening Post