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Head of Zeus
The Girl from the Mill
The Girl from the Mill by Chrissie Walsh

As World War I begins, life will never be the same again. A heart-breaking saga for all fans of Dilly Court and Val Wood.

In the drab Yorkshire town of Garsthwaite, Lacey Barraclough works hard in the textile mill, determined to fight for improvements to the dismal working conditions she and her fellow weavers face. But she hadn't reckoned on falling in love with the boss's son, Nathan. Nathan returns her love, but to succeed they must overcome the class divide, as well as persuade their families that their love for each other is real.

Before Nathan and Lacey can make a life together, World War I breaks out and Nathan enlists to fight. When Nathan heads off to the Front, he takes Lacey's dreams with him, and she must find a new way to face the future. As hard times come to Garsthwaite, will there be a home for the returning heroes to come back to? And for those men who do make it back from France, can they ever outrun the horrors they have witnessed, and learn to love again?

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Saga
03 Jan 2019 * 288pp * £2.99 * 9781789541502
'An authentic Yorkshire saga - you can almost hear the clacking of the looms. Add a feisty mill girl, determined to fight injustice, and you'll be reading through the night'
Alrene Hughes (author of The Girl in the Pink Raincoat)
'What a fantastic book! So well written and fantastic characters'
Michelle Perry, NetGalley
'A solid story with such intriguing characters. This is an outstanding debut'
Christopher Helton, NetGalley
'Lovely story full of likeable characters that take hold of you and pull you into the story'
Tracy Clarkson, NetGalley
'This is well written and highly readable historical fiction'
Kathleen Gray, NetGalley
'A rags-to-riches story with a lot of history running through the entire story along with a very nice romance'
Mystica Varathapalan, NetGalley
'Excellent book, really did enjoy this'
Louise Corrigan, NetGalley
'A warm and wonderful read that will take you on a journey of life, love, growth and acceptance'
Stacy Walton, NetGalley
Chrissie Walsh
Chrissie Walsh
Born and raised in West Yorkshire, Chrissie trained to be a singer and cellist before becoming a teacher. When she married her trawler skipper husband, they moved to a little fishing village in Northern Ireland. Chrissie is passionate about history and that passion and knowledge shine through in her writing.
ALSO BY Chrissie Walsh
The Child from the Ash Pits
The Collier's Wife
The Orphan Girl
Run to Him
A Girl Called Eilinora
Her Missing Husband: A Short Story
Jessie's Promise
The Wives' Revenge
Nobody's Girl
Lizzie's Daughters
Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts
A Dark And Distant Shore
The Four Streets
Ashes In The Wind
Hide Her Name
Jam and Roses
The Throwaway Children
The Ballymara Road
Ruby Flynn
Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys
The Girl With No Name
The Angels of Lovely Lane
Lizzie's Secret
Lizzie's War
Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams
The Children of Lovely Lane
The Married Girls
The Mothers of Lovely Lane
The Big Wind
Christmas Angels
An Angel Sings
The Girls of Mulberry Lane
Hattie's Home
A Place to Call Home
A Wedding at Mulberry Lane
The Runaway Wife
The Lovely Lane Box Set
The Orphan Girl
The Candle Factory Girl
Miss Mary's Daughter
The Concubine's Child
Mulberry Lane Babies
The Girl in the Pink Raincoat