By Irene Carr
'Irene Carr is posing a serious challenge for the crown vacated by Catherine Cookson' Sunderland Echo
Orphaned at a young age, Rachel is left penniless and alone in the streets of turn-of-the-century Newcastle. In the depths of despair she is delighted to learn that her eccentric Uncle Joshua has left her his house in Sunderland. But it comes with a strict proviso: she must marry her sworn enemy Martin.
Otherwise, her dangerous cousin Saul Gorman will inherit the lot. And Saul will stop at nothing to claim inheritance...
Irene Carr was born and brought up on the river in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, in the 1930s. As her father and brother worked in the local shipyards and her mother was a barmaid at the beginning of the century she is well acquainted with the setting and times of the world she recreates in her sagas
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05 Jul 2012
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Hodder & Stoughton
A warm-hearted yet gritty saga — Paisley Daily Express on LOVERS MEETING
Irene Carr knows the world she recreates in her tales and it shows in the detail . . . Lovers of North East sagas won't be disappointed — Newcastle Evening Chronicle on EMILY
A splendid tale of jealousy, revenge and hard-won love — Bolton Evening News on FANCY WOMAN
Irene Carr is posing a serious challenge for the crown vacated by Catherine Cookson — Sunderland Echo on KATY'S MEN
In the tradition of Catherine Cookson, strong on plot and character — Sunderland Echo on EMILY