Will love be enough to protect her children?
After her husband Jack is transported to Australia as a convict, Hannah and her children are sent to the workhouse. Hearing nothing from Jack and believing he’s dead, when widower Ellis Duxbury asks her to marry him, Hannah reluctantly agrees.
But now she is free of the workhouse, her children are unsafe – the scrupulous owner has sent them away for apprenticeships, and it’s up to Hannah to track them down.
On Christmas Eve, Hannah is blessed with a miracle when Jack returns to the village. Yet more trouble lies ahead as Hannah is arrested, accused of bigamy and threatened with deportation herself. Having fought so long for hers and her children’s freedom, Hannah must once more dig deep to keep her family together.
A gripping and inspiring saga for readers of Val Wood and Emma Hornby.