×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Women of Iron
     

Women of Iron

by Catherine King
 

See All Formats & Editions

Set against the harsh and gritty background of the Industrial Revolution, this is a story of poverty and star-crossed love, of sexual exploitation and deceit, of greed, murder and revenge.

Luther Dearne has made a fortune wheeling and dealing with the wealthy ironmasters of South Riding, and by cheating the Swedish shippers who bring their iron to sell in England

Overview

Set against the harsh and gritty background of the Industrial Revolution, this is a story of poverty and star-crossed love, of sexual exploitation and deceit, of greed, murder and revenge.

Luther Dearne has made a fortune wheeling and dealing with the wealthy ironmasters of South Riding, and by cheating the Swedish shippers who bring their iron to sell in England. Rich, powerful and apparently above the law, he has everything his heart desires - except children. When one day a woman turns up in the tavern with an orphaned little girl for sale, Luther does not hesitate, he buys her. Little does he know that Lissie, with her great beauty and mysterious origins, whom his wife hates at first sight, will prove to be both his greatest joy and his deepest heartache - and finally his undoing.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A gritty and realistic tale set in the South Riding in the early years of Queen Victoria's reign. With the Industrical Revolution still in its infancy, this book paints a vivid picture of the harshness of life for many. The characters are so richly dra—Anne Bennett, author of to Have AND to Hold

A powerful and page-turning saga—Dee Williams, author of After Rain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780751539073
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Catherine King was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. A search for her roots - her father, grandfather and great-grandfather all worked with coal, steel or iron - and an interest in local industrial history provide inspiration for her stories.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews