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Brought up on her parents' smallholding in Jarrow in the harsh years of the 1870s, selling vegetables to poverty-struck Irish labourers such as the unruly McMullens, Rose dreams of the world beyond the grime of the town, a world she glimpsed at a fairytale wedding on the Ravensworth Estate as a child. Capturing the heart of handsome and respectable steelworker William Fawcett, it seems her wish for a better life is finally within reach. But tragedy strikes, and to save her young family from destitution, Rose must turn to wild John McMullen. A powerful tale of passion and heartache, and a wonderful heroine who - for the sake of those she loves - refuses to give in to loss and despair. THE JARROW LASS is the first novel in the Jarrow Trilogy and is inspired by Catherine Cookson's grandmother.

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THE JARROW LASS: A Powerful Novel of Passion and Heartache: the compelling first novel in the Jarrow Trilogy
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The Jarrow Lass
June 24th, 2014
Brilliant book, hooked in first chapter
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July 20th, 2013
Cannot wait to read the next part of the story I feel like I am living roses life with her what a heroine
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The Jarrow Lass
May 6th, 2013
I found the story very down to earth and look forward to reading the next two books. Thank you
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