Rags-to-riches saga set in Lancashire
Grace Ellis is born into rural poverty in Lancashire during the First World War. Encouraged by a mysterious benefactor while her family crumbles around her, she succeeds in building her own business empire through sheer determination and talent. But sometimes that isn’t enough, and she must call upon every ounce of strength in her redoubtable character to triumph over scheming adversaries and win her true love.
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Praise for Alexandra Connor:
‘Good news for saga fans’
Manchester Evening News
‘A good read!’
‘Well-observed characters, convincing plot with an unexpected sting, and lovely descriptive writing’
From the bestselling author of 'Green Baize Road' and 'Midnight's Smiling' comes a powerful tale of survival and spirit.
Grace Ellis is the envy of her schoolmates. While they are struggling in rural poverty in Lancashire, her father owns a shop and her mother strives for respectability. Grace is raised to believe that she's something special. But after her mother's ruthless action, the family disintegrates and Grace is reduced to the penury her parents worked so desperately to escape.
Somebody is watching over her, however. An anonymous benefactor arranges to fund Grace's education, enabling her to build her own cosmetics empire through sheer determination and talent. But Grace must call upon every ounce of strength in her redoubtable character to triumph over scheming adversaries and opportunistic lovers to find a man to mat h her own courage.
'Lovely descriptive writing'
'Good news for saga fans'
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006513514
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006513514