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Ring Of Clay

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444718409

Price: £7.99

ON SALE: 13th September 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance

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**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

Reviews

A wonderfully fast moving read with an eye-catching plot brilliantly portrayed.
<i><b>North Wales Chronicle</i></b> on <i>Ring of
'A rags-to-riches story with some dramatic twists and turns, the book has everything from romance to tragedy...A real tear-jerking rollercoaster ride...A great book to curl up to after a hard day at work.' Dumfries and Galloway Standard on Ring of Clay
A perfect novel . . . Kaine is great at conveying the tough times following the Second World War. Beth is an inspiring heroine, and readers will love her rise from rags to riches.
<i><b>Irish Tatler</i></b> on <i>Ring of Clay</i>
A tense and compelling epic.
<i><b>U Magazine</i></b> on <i>Ring of Clay</i>
'A realistic style which at once engages the interest and belief of her readers, the story is a gripping "rags to riches" tale which has unputdownable qualities.' Staffordshire Life on Ring of Clay
'Romance stands out from the crowd...There is much more than just a girl-meets-boy-wedding-bells-happy-ending to Kaine's book...Sub-plots are skilfully woven into the tale, but it is her studies of the relationships between her characters which single the novel out.' Leicester Mercury
Kaine has a gift for storytelling.
<i><b>Woman's Way</i></b> on <i>Ring of Clay</i>
Kaine is a fantastic storyteller and has a knack for connecting with the reader and making her characters seem true to life.
<i><b>Woman's Way</i></b> on <i>Rosemary</i>