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The Coal Miner's Wife

Jennie Felton

From Shelf: Fiction to get excited about Autumn 2023 (hardback)

A heart-warming standalone saga about a woman's struggle to keep her family together, from the author of the Families of Fairley Terrace series.

'One of the nation's favourite saga writers' Lancashire Post'Jennie Felton knows how to tell a cracking story and keep the reader gripped' Books With Wine and ChocolateIn the tradition of Dilly Court, Rosie Goodwin and Josephine Cox comes a heartrending and unforgettable saga about a mother, her daughters and the shocking events that threaten to destroy their lives. There is no strength like the strength of a mother determined to protect her children . . .Somerset, 1911. Miner's wife Lorna Harrison sometimes wonders what became of her marriage. The affection has gone, and now her husband Harry is surly and cold. But Lorna will always be grateful for the joy that their two daughters bring. When a devastating accident occurs at the pit and Harry is unable to work, Lorna worries about how she will make ends meet. Worse, the pit owner wants them out of their house. While Lorna's friend Flossie is a tower of strength, other neighbours turn their backs, as rumours spread that Harry helped cause the mine collapse. At her lowest ebb, Lorna is befriended by Bradley Robinson, the colliery safety officer, whose kindness is a beacon of light in dark times. But as shocking new secrets are revealed, Lorna wonders if Bradley is only using her to learn the truth about the pit. As she struggles to keep her daughters safe, Lorna must decide if she can trust the man she is falling in love with . . .And don't miss Jennie's Familes of Fairley Terrace series, which began with Maggie's story in All The Dark Secrets.

Headline Publishing Group
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238mm x 158mm x 42mm
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RRP: £22

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781472296733

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