Cornwall: 1793. Rose Pengelly's father has been ruined - he has lost his boat yard and his fortune, plunging Rose and her mother into poverty and debt. There appears to be only one way out of their terrible circumstances; for Rose to marry Mr Tregellas, a powerful timber merchant and the man Rose believes is responsible for her father's downfall. He has made his terms clear; either she marries him or faces homelessness and destitution.
Desperate, Rose sets out to find evidence of Mr Tregellas's wrongdoing. In her search, she encounters a mysterious young sailor called Jim, who refuses to disclose his identity. Even as she falls in love with him, she questions who he really is. He may help her restore her fortune and her good name, but does he ever tell her the truth?
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 18 mm
In her debut novel, Pengelly's Daughter, Nicola Price has conjured up a stirring Cornish tale of skulduggery and deception in which the feisty heroine, Rosehannon, has to battle with not only the prejudice against women, but evil forces which have brought her poverty and threat of marriage to a man she loathes. But it is when she meets Jim - a dark and mysterious stranger on the run from the law - she falls in love and is plunged into further danger. A most enjoyable read set in the wild and majestic landscape of Cornwall. It will delight Poldark Fans * Ellie Dean, bestselling author of Keep Smiling Through and Where the Heart Lies *
A good, honest yarn in the Poldark tradition * Saga *