When her loving but strict parents pass away, twenty-one-year-old Megan is left penniless and alone. However, for the first time in her life, she finally has the freedom to explore who she really is.
She begins to come out of her shell, trying daring new things such as wearing makeup, buying modern clothes and going out dancing. Soon, she starts stepping out with a solid, dependable local man. And when she is taken under the wing of the wealthy Celia Bevington, she discovers that there is so much more to life than working as a paintress in the local pottery factory.
But as she gets to know Nathan, a dashing American visitor, she starts to question whether she should be wanting more from life. On top of that, a mysterious silver hairbrush left to her by her late mother is about to lead to revelations that will turn her world upside down . . .
When the chance comes to fulfil her every hope, will she find the courage to follow her heart?
Readers are already being swept away by A DAUGHTER'S HOPE:
'The story will tug at your heartstrings . . . a page turner. Read it!'
'Margaret has a gift of captivating her readers' and holding their attention. Beautifully told with humour and sadness in equal measure. A brilliant read!'
'Beautifully written and captivating, I can highly recommend.'
'This is a beautifully told tale and there's a great feeling of time and place. Margaret Kaine has that storyteller's gift of grabbing the reader's attention and holding on.'
'Margaret Kaine writes with supreme skill. Thank you for a wonderful story, Margaret.'
'I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end'
A Daughter's Hope was previously published as Song for a Butterfly
Born and educated in Stoke-on-Trent, Margaret Kaine now lives in Eastbourne.
Her short stories have been published in women's magazines in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, South Africa and Norway.
She won the 2002 Romantic Novelists' Association/Reader's Digest Of Love and Life New Writer's Award
and also the Society of Authors' Sagittarius Prize for her first novel, Ring of Clay, published in 2002.
Visit her at www.margaretkaine.com.
PRAISE FOR MARGARET KAINE
It's an absorbing read, so well crafted that your heart will beat just a little faster as you're drawn into the riveting battle between heartbreak and hope
If your heart doesn't bear a little faster whilst reading this, regardless of whether romantic novels are your thing or not, then you just couldn't be human
A touching and genuinely moving novel with a cast of brilliant characters
Maureen Lee, RNA award-winning author of Dancing in the Dark
A sensitive and well crafted portrayal of a young, unmarried girl . . . How true to life it seemed
Historical Novels Association