Emma Appleby's arrival in the County Durham village of Tow Law is sudden and mysterious, provoking deep suspicion in the locals. And because she has a child with her, seemingly out of marriage, they want nothing to do with her - except for pub landlord Mick Castle.
When Emma opens an academy and sets herself up in competition with the local school, she provokes a savage response from the community. But she will not be deterred - even when her past catches up with her and Mick is forced to choose between family and love.
"Original and evocative - a born storyteller" (Trisha Ashley)
"Elizabeth Gill writes with a masterful grasp of conflicts and passions hidden among men and women of the wild North Country" (Leah Fleming)
"An enthralling and satisfying novel that will leave you wanting more" (Catherine King)
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A good Background Story
Really enjoyable novel
- R. J. Gladden