A. J. Cronin
Gracie Lindsay’s return to Levenford arouses mixed feelings: to her uncle Daniel she is the daughter he never had; to David Murray she is the woman he still loves though he is now engaged to another; and to the townspeople she is the girl who seven years earlier left Levenford pregnant and in disgrace. Now at 25 Gracie is more lovely than ever and just as careless of propriety as before . . . This is the poignant and moving story of Gracie’s struggle to win self-respect and the regard of the town.
In the magnificent narrative tradition of The Citadel, The Stars Look Down and Cronin’s other classic novels, Gracie Lindsay is a great book by a much-loved author.