Kit Chapman is the beautiful daughter of a rich Lancashire mill-owner: a man who exploits his workpeople ruthlessly. She is to inherit the business - but only if she can prove herself as hard and determined as he.
Joss Greenwood is a weaver, driven with his family into abject poverty by the new machinery. Now his life is dedicated to the struggle against the factory owners.
Kit and Joss, two people from very different, hostile worlds, meet by chance up on the moors they both love. It is the start of a friendship that turns into a wild love that has to struggle for fulfilment through times of terrible distress, of violence and passion.
'Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller' Lancashire Life
Audrey Howard was born in Liverpool in 1929. Before she began to write she had a variety of jobs, among them hairdresser, model, shop assistant, cleaner and civil servant. In 1981, while living in Australia, she wrote the first of her bestselling novels. Here fourth novel, The Juniper Bush, won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 1988.She lives in St Anne's on Sea, her childhood home.
Among the dross that constitutes the Liverpool saga market for women, Howard's enjoyable 19th-century historical romance of crossed love shines out.
A stirring and dramatic romance.
prize quest.com on WHISPERS ON THE WATER
This saga is, like all of Audrey Howard's books, compelling and memorable...a joy to read
The Historical Novels review on A PLACE CALLED HOP
Poignant and well plotted, this is the book to curl up with to shut out troubles.
Woman's Realm on BEYOND THE SHINING WATER
Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller
Life and middle class living in Liverpool in the early 1900's is the colourful backcloth for the latest novel from this master storyteller
Coventry Evening Telegraph
Another blockbuster guaranteed to delight fans of widescreen saga story-telling.
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
A well-rounded coming-of-age story...engrossing, emotionally intense page-turner
The Historical Novels Review on WHISPERS ON THE WA