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Gilding the Lily

Gilding the Lily

A heartrending tale of two sisters and their quest for a place to belong, from much-loved author Rita Bradshaw.

Lily and Sarah Brown’s childhood is an unhappy one. Sarah escapes by marrying Ralph Turner, a Sunderland dock worker, but Lily doesn’t trust Ralph – a dark volatile man with a hidden cruel streak. When he tries to seduce Lily on his wedding day, her worst fears are confirmed. Ralph’s younger brother John is cut from a different cloth, though, and Lily is increasingly drawn to him. But just when Lily sees a future for them, a terrible incident destroys her happiness. Heartbroken, Lily agrees to accompany the family she works for as a nursemaid to New York. As Lily boards RMS Titanic little does she realise that her decision will change the course of her life for ever…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Sagas

On Sale: 23rd July 2009

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780755342389

Reviews

What an emotional rollercoaster ride of a book! It grabs your attention from page one and does not let go until the end
Sunderland Echo
Praise for Rita Bradshaw: 'Catherine Cookson fans will enjoy discovering a new author who writes in a similar vein
Home and Family
Displaying an uncanny ability to spin a good yarn
Sunderland Echo
All published writers have skill and creativity, but a few have more. It's called magic. I'm beginning to believe Bradshaw has it!
Historical Novels Review
If you like gritty, rags-to-riches Northern sagas, you'll enjoy this
Family Circle