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The Stony Path

The Stony Path

A terrible family secret threatens to shatter one young woman’s dreams for ever…

In The Stony Path, Rita Bradshaw writes a heartrending saga of lost love, dark secrets and the rocky road to happiness. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Dilly Court.

‘Gritty and touching’ – Newcastle Evening Chronicle

Growing up on a small, struggling farm on the outskirts of Sunderland in the early 1900s, Polly Farrow has a tough life, but she has gifts money can’t buy – a joyful disposition and a loving heart. And her heart belongs to her beloved cousin, Michael. Polly knows that one day they’ll be man and wife.

But a terrible secret is to change everything: Michael is her half-brother, the fruit of an incestuous relationship between her father and his own sister – Michael’s mother. The lovers are rent apart and Polly is left to bear the responsibility of the farm alone – for her father kills himself, unable to live with his shame. Life is now a battle for survival, and Polly wonders if she will ever find happiness. But the answer to her prayers is closer than she thinks…

What readers are saying about The Stony Path:

‘This book was unputdownable once I started reading it. The plot was wonderful and believable, the characters are a mixed lot in that some are feisty, some rotten and a few really, really good. It makes for a wonderful story that left me wanting more’

Really gripping and an interesting read. I thought the characters were well developed and the story kept me on the edge of my seat!

Gripping from start to finish. A truly wonderful love story that has to ride the test of time, heartache and treachery’
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Sagas

On Sale: 4th March 2010

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780755375868


Gritty and touching
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Catherine Cookson fans will enjoy discovering a new author who writes in a similar vein
Home and Family
If you like gritty, rags-to-riches Northern sagas, you'll enjoy this
Family Circle
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
Could have been written by a young Catherine Cookson
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
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