Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love

by Shirley Martin


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Married to a man she doesn't love, Lisa lives a lie to saved her widowed mother from poverty. When she meets Owen, a steelworker from the wrong side of the tracks, heat sizzles between them, a passion that grows stronger with each stolen moment together. Lisa finds herself torn between her darkest desires and her family obligations.

Owen wants to better himself and escape the grinding brutality of the mill. But labor troubles--and love--intervene. After he meets Lisa, all he can think about is this woman whose image haunts him night and day. A woman whose husband will not release her from a loveless marriage


"Historical romance at its finest." Julie Bonello at eCataRomance
"Nothing short of a masterpiece." 5 Angels, Fallen Angel Reviews

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ISBN-13: 9781771459716
Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.
Publication date: 02/12/2016
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Set in Pittsburgh in 1891 As Owen Cardiff toils in 130 degrees heat working with molten steel at the Homestead Steel works, he dreams of escaping the grinding brutality. He wants to become an Engineer, but has to save enough money to pay for his university tuition. After the death of her father, Lisa Bradley marries wealthy stockbroker, William Enright, Unbeknown to her; he only wants a socially acceptable wife to host his business functions and to run his household. He has several mistresses and is a thoroughly reprehensible character. Owen and Lisa meet at a literary club meeting and fall in love, but it can never be as he is a lowly steel worker and she is a married society lady. The writer depicts the strike at the steel factory very realistically, the violence and treachery as unionist fight the factory owner who has bought in Pinkerton men and scab labour, so they can grind the unionists into the ground. There was so much keeping Owen and Lisa apart, I feared that they would never achieve their HEA, but all the loose ends were finally tied up in a neat little bo