The first in a new six-book series set in the mill town of Belfont. A tale of two families linked by one big secret and the lies that must conceal it, but separated by hatred and a deadly rivalry.
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