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‘In the world of historical saga writers, there’s a brand new voice’ My Weekly

From the author of Pearl of Pit Lane, a dramatically powerful and romantic saga of tragedy and triumph.


If you love Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin, you’ll LOVE Glenda Young!

What readers are saying about Glenda’s heartwrenching sagas:

‘Better than a Catherine Cookson’ 5* reader review

‘Wonderful read, full of rich characters, evocative description and a touch of romance’ 5* reader review

‘Just wanted it to go on forever and read more about the characters and their lives’ 5* reader review


‘You’re a Dinsdale lass, Ruby. Nothing and no one keeps us lot down.’

A life of poverty in a cramped pit cottage is all that seventeen-year-old Ruby Dinsdale has known. Even with her father and younger brother working at the coal mine, money is tight. Her mother Mary is skilled at stretching what little they have, but the small contribution Ruby makes from her job at the local pub makes all the difference. So when Ruby is sacked, and Mary becomes pregnant again, the family’s challenges are greater than ever.

When charming miner Gordon begins to court Ruby it seems as though happiness is on the horizon, until she uncovers a deeper betrayal than she could ever have imagined.

But although the Dinsdales are materially poor, they are rich in love, friendship and determination – all qualities that they will draw on to get them through whatever lies ahead.

Praise for Glenda Young:

‘I really enjoyed Glenda’s novel. It’s well researched and well written and I found myself caring about her characters’ Rosie Goodwin

‘Will resonate with saga readers everywhere…a wonderful, uplifting story’ Nancy Revell

‘All the ingredients for a perfect saga and I loved Meg; she’s such a strong and believable character. A fantastic debut’ Emma Hornby

‘Glenda has an exceptionally keen eye for domestic detail which brings this local community to vivid, colourful life and Meg is a likeable, loving heroine for whom the reader roots from start to finish’ Jenny Holmes

‘I found it difficult to believe that this was a debut novel, as “brilliant” was the word in my mind when I reached the end. I enjoyed it enormously, being totally absorbed from the first page. I found it extremely well written, and having always loved sagas, one of the best I’ve read’ Margaret Kaine

Look out for Glenda’s other compelling sagas, Belle of the Back Streets, The Tuppenny Child, Pearl of Pit Lane, The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon and The Paper Mill Girl.


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Reviews

In the world of historical saga writers, there's a brand new voice
My Weekly
I really enjoyed Glenda's novel. It's well researched and well written and I found myself caring about her characters
Rosie Goodwin
Will resonate with saga readers everywhere...a wonderful, uplifting story
Nancy Revell
All the ingredients for a perfect saga and I loved Meg; she's such a strong and believable character. A fantastic debut
Emma Hornby
Glenda has an exceptionally keen eye for domestic detail which brings this local community to vivid, colourful life and Meg is a likeable, loving heroine for whom the reader roots from start to finish
Jenny Holmes
I found it difficult to believe that this was a debut novel, as "brilliant" was the word in my mind when I reached the end. I enjoyed it enormously, being totally absorbed from the first page. I found it extremely well written, and having always loved sagas, one of the best I've read
Margaret Kaine