The latest heartrending tale of hope and heartache from best-selling author Anne Bennett. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Annie Groves.
Maeve Brannigan is only 18 when she leaves her rural home in County Donegal and moves to Birmingham, where she falls in love with handsome Brendan Hogan. But married life isn't as idyllic as she'd imagined, and when Maeve falls pregnant with their first child, she soon realises that Brendan isn't the man she thought he was.
Saddled with a violent husband and with two young'uns needing her protection, Maeve bears her life as best she can. After a particularly vicious attack, she is forced to flee back to Ireland - but her presence is greeted with open hostility by the close-knit Catholic community that she was once so eager to escape.
Driven away to face her abusive husband, Maeve's future looks bleak. Will she find the strength to break free and make the prospect of a better life a reality rather than a distant dream?
"[Anne Bennett is] blessed with a vivid imagination and a natural aptitude for writing." (Daily Post)
"An affecting story, populated with rich, beautifully drawn characters." (Choice)
"The beauty of Anne's books is that they are about normal people and are sewn through with human emotions which affect us all." (Birmingham Post)
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great story well read
- Anne Callender