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Ring Of Clay

By Margaret Kaine

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An unforgettable story of love, loss and a secret waiting to be told set in the Potteries that launches an award-winning voice in romantic saga writing.

**Winner of the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writer's Award and the Society of Authors' Sagittarius Prize**

Is honesty always the best policy?

Despite an early life marked by tragedy and hardship, Beth Sherwin dreams of staying on at school and even going to university - a heady ambition for a Potteries girl in 1956. Then a brutal encounter leaves her pregnant at seventeen.

Unwilling to break her widowed mother's heart, Beth bears her secret alone and gives up her baby daughter for adoption.

It seems her desperate gamble has succeeded. She finishes school, takes on a challenging job and meets Michael, charming eldest son of the wealthy Rushton family. But when he asks her to marry him, Beth faces a dilemma.

Does she dare tell Michael her secret, and risk losing him for ever? And even if he stands by her, can she bear the certainty that the brutal monster who fathered her child will be at her wedding?

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Praise for Ring of Clay

'The story is a gripping "rags to riches" tale which will leave readers hooked from the beginning'
Staffordshire Life

'My reader was enthralled'
The Bookseller

'Kaine has a gift for storytelling'
Woman's Way

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  • ISBN: 9781473678613
  • Publication date: 22 Feb 2018
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
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