‘The whole idea is preposterous. One can’t marry a first cousin!’Particularly for cousins whose mothers have ignored each other for the best part of twenty years. Yet Amy Mallinson is bewildered by her deep feelings for her handsome cousin Charles – far above her in the social scale – and by the emotions he and his family stir in her.
Amy is not the only one to be affected by Aunt Charlotte’s malice her mother Violet has suffered and Amy herself has witnessed the destruction of her brother Lionel’s dreams.Proud of her heritage, yet determined to win her independence, Amy sees the moors above Hawksmoor and Jericho Farm as a refuge and an escape. But it may also let her discover what she really wants from life…
On the wild Yorkshire moors she finds a refuge from heartache and a haven of love.
‘‘Hawksmoor’ is the fictional name for the industrial Yorkshire town of Huddersfield where I grew up,’ says the author Aileen Armitage. ‘I was captivated by its history and the curious fact that the town was owned by one family right up until the 1920’s. My dad used to tell me tales as we walked on the surrounding moors about our family’s climb from rags to riches and their subsequent decline. Can I help it if my passion for the West Riding and its history shows a story of love and hatred, tragedy and triumph?’
- Bibliophile Books, June 2012
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