Brought up on her uncle's lowly tenant farm among the mixed farming and mining community of the wild Tavy Valley on Dartmoor, young Elizabeth Thornton yearns to train in medicine. But for a woman in mid-Victorian England, her ambitions will be impossible to fulfil. Besides, her uncle has other plans for her. Even when she appears to have escaped his clutches, a vengeful obsession from another source brings the past back to haunt her. Even the man she comes to love holds a dark, terrible secret, and in a heart-stopping drama, each of them is forced to confront a personal terror.
'Passionate Victorian saga of love, deceit and intrigue . . . Tania's story is one to inspire'
Western Morning News
'As well as being a thumping good read for a wet afternoon, this romantic novel feels like a living history'
'This is an emotional and lively saga. Not just an absorbing read, but also an insight into what life was like in a bustling Victorian port'
South Wales Argos
'Fans of historical dramas in the classic style will love this powerful novel'
Peterborough Evening Telegraph