By Christine Marion Fraser
Further enthralling tales of the folk of the Scottish lighthouse community of Kinvara; the third in the series from the author of Rhanna.
It is 1931 and the villagers of Kinvara are welcoming newcomers into their close-knit community. Schoolteacher Catherine Dunbar takes a great interest in the welfare and education of Andy Sutherland, who has cerebral palsy - and comes to have more than a passing interest in his father, Rob. Joshua Bowman is a less popular arrival, as he tries to force his strict principles and beliefs on his neighbours; and his wife Miriam - a native of Kinvara - has a dramatic effect on Johnny Lonely, to whom she was once married.
But it is mainly on the children of Kinvara that the novel focuses, as they delight in the freedom and adventure of the beautiful coastal area, and grapple with the first stirrings of young and innocent love.
'Christine Marion Fraser writes characters so real they almost leap out of the page...you would swear she must have grown up with them' Sun
Christine Marion Fraser was one of Scotland's best-selling authors, outselling even Catherine Cookson, with world-wide readership and translations into many foreign languages. She was the author of the much-loved Rhanna series. Second youngest of a large family, she soon learned independence during childhood years spent in the post-war Govan district of Glasgow. Chris lived in Argyll with her husband. She died on 22nd November 2002.
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09 May 2013
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Hodder & Stoughton
Praise for Christine Marion Fraser:
'Christine Marion Fraser weaves an intriguing story in which the characters are alive against a spellbinding background'
— Yorkshire Herald
Fraser writes with a great depth of feeling and has the knack of making her characters come alive. She paints beautiful pictures of the countryside and their changing seasons — Aberdeen Express
Full-blooded romance, a strong, authentic setting — Scotsman
An author who has won a huge audience for her warm, absorbing tales of ordinary folk — Annabel
Christine Marion Fraser writes characters so real they almost leap out of the pages . . . you would swear she must have grown up with them — Sun