Powerful, absorbing storytelling that fans of sagas by Dilly Court, Rosie Goodwin and Maggie Hope will adore.
Sally Swann thought life couldn't get much worse. Then a single coin changed hands.
A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally’s prison since Joseph Goden 'bought' her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph rules her with a rod of iron, using fists and threats to keep her in check.
When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches. She manages to escape, and taking her baby, flees for the belching chimneys of Manchester, in search of her only relative.
But with the threat of discovery by Joseph, who will stop at nothing to find her, Sally must fight with every ounce of strength she has to protect herself and her son, and finally be with the man who truly loves her. For a fresh start does not come without a price . . .
The bestselling debut saga novel of 2017.
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'I was hooked on this story from the very first page'
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A shilling for a wife
This heart warming but terrifying book will put you and the edge of your seat.it could bring a tear to your eye but stick with sally to the very end it will be a... surprise.
A Shilling for a wife. Emma Hornsby.
A beautifully written novel that captures your imagination from the start. Following the ups and downs of workhouse girl in Bolton.
A superb read that I recommend and you will not be able to put down.
Couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the next one