In Barclay's sprawling and adventurous sequel to Web of Dreams, the book's heroine, Jenny Corvill, marries-but her happiness is short-lived. Jenny, in defiance of 19th-century social custom, runs her family's tartan-weaving business, and Ronald Armstrong, once the master dyer at the Corvill family factory, admires her skills. Upon their wedding, Jenny's brother Ned makes Ronald the factory manager. Local society leaders, Ned and his wife, Lucy, don't concern themselves with business. Ned pursues gentlemanly interests, while socialite Lucy simply gets up to mischief. When she forms a strong attachment to Jenny and Ronald's daughter, Heather, a chain of tragic and life-changing events result. The story moves from the Corvills' home in the Scottish borders to London and Australia, where a neglected and unfulfilled Ronald goes on business and stays in order to find himself. Though the book's plot is at times predictable, Barclay's storytelling skills keep the pages turning, even if the characterizations, particularly of Lucy and Jenny, are too black and white to really satisfy. (Apr.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
A Tissue of Liesby Tessa Barclay
A race against time to save a family name . . . - Jenny Corvill, mistress of the Waterside Mill in the Scottish Borders town of Galashiels, was looking forward to taking it easy as a new wife. But when her sister-in-law disappears with a dashing young playboy, the Corvill family is plunged into disaster. Jenny must undertake a terrifying and dangerous journey into
A race against time to save a family name . . . - Jenny Corvill, mistress of the Waterside Mill in the Scottish Borders town of Galashiels, was looking forward to taking it easy as a new wife. But when her sister-in-law disappears with a dashing young playboy, the Corvill family is plunged into disaster. Jenny must undertake a terrifying and dangerous journey into the seedy underworld of Victorian London and rescue her sister-in-law before its too late . . .
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Tessa Barclay is the bestselling author of over forty novels and one of the most popular writers in the UK. Previous titles by this well-loved author include The Champagne Girls, The Precious Gift, The Saturday Girl, Other People's Dreams and, from Severn House, Starting Over and A Lovely Illusion. She has also just published the first two novels of a new series of crime novels, Farewell Performance and A Better Class of Person.
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