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Four months after Sir Charles Napier’s death, his widow, Madeleine, finding it hard to free herself from his lingering domination, still maintains the oppressive lifestyle he had ordained, and which had finally driven her children from their large and remote Scottish home.

Then Madeleine becomes aware of people needing her: her betrayed daughter Lisa; her son, Archie, with his plans for the estate and the problems of his foundering marriage; a friend at a crossroads in her life; an abandoned child and an unwanted baby. In meeting these challenges Madeleine discovers self-confidence and independence, and a new beginning at the heart of a wider, happier family in a transformed Drumveyn.

The first in a series of novels set in Perthshire.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance

On Sale: 28th February 2013

Price: £5.49

ISBN-13: 9781444769333


The power of a natural-born storyteller
<i>The Lady</i>
An absorbing story with a perfectly painted background
<i>Financial Times</i>
A welcome new storyteller
Rosamunde Pilcher
Drumveyn had me hooked from the first page
Barbara Erskine
A real find . . . the genuine storyteller's flair
Mary Stewart
Warm, friendly, involving . . . lovely
Reay Tannahill