A Winter's Child

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The war was over, and Jeremy Swanfield’s family were eager to include his young widow in their prosperous, comfortable life. But between the demure bride, who had waved her husband of three days to the front, and the woman with three years of nursing behind her, lay an impassable gulf of experience.

Clare Swanfield was fiercely determined to maintain her independence in the post-war world. Taking a job in the smart new hotel run by Kit Hardie – once the Swanfield’s boot-boy, now part of the new elite – was the first of many acts that would bring her into conflict with her husband’s family – especially the coolly conventional Benedict.

About Brenda Jagger

Brenda Jagger was writer of historical fiction, best known for her three-part ‘Barforth’ family saga. " " " " Jagger was born in Yorkshire, which was the setting for many of her books including Barforth. The recurring central themes of her work are marriage, womanhood, class, identity, and money in the Victorian Era. " " " " Her work has been praised for its compelling plots and moving storylines as well as its exacting emotional descriptions. Her later novel A Song Twice Over won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 1986.

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The Clouded Hills
The Clouded Hills
Flint and Roses
Flint and Roses
The Sleeping Sword
The Sleeping Sword
Days of Grace
Days of Grace
Antonia
Antonia
A Song Twice Over
A Song Twice Over
Distant Choices
Distant Choices