In the bestselling tradition of Poldark, The Forsyte Saga and The Clifton Chronicles, this is a sweeping nineteenth-century family saga, in which a woman must decide between love and duty.
Beatrice and Lydia Jolly are sisters and about to get married. Lydia is deeply in love with her future husband. Beatrice most definitely is not. She's not even sure why she accepted Sebastian Roscow – except she didn't want to be left as the spinster sister looking after their beloved father.
But fate is about to take a dramatic turn, plunging her into a battle between passion and duty, when, on the eve of her wedding, love at first sight threatens to sweep her away. Caught in a war between two powerful families, will Beatrice follow her heart? Or her head?
Praise for Nadine Dorries:
'Moving and engaging... Vibrancy and colour warm the pages' LoveReading
'Funny and shocking. I couldn't put it down' Cristina Odone
'As heart-warming as it is heartbreaking, this novel is unputdownable' Sunday Express
'Nadine Dorries has quickly established herself as the queen of the Liverpool saga and she is back with a heart-wrenching and captivating new novel' Bookish Jottings.
'As heart-warming as it is heartbreaking, this novel is unputdownable' Sunday Express.
'A funny and sometimes shocking saga. I couldn't put it down' Cristina Odone.
'Angela's Ashes with a scouse accent' Irish Times.
'Fabulous characters... Gorgeous sentences and sensational plotlines' With Love for Books