Three Sonsby Mary Turner
After the birth of her illegitimate son, Mary Fairley became dependent on her
This is a story rich in Scottish dialog as the tale of Mary Sweeny and her three sons enfold. Set in the east of Scotland in the mining town of Prestonpans, things were hard for many families as work was hard and wages were poor but good neigbours were worth their wait in gold.
After the birth of her illegitimate son, Mary Fairley became dependent on her overpowering mother Lizzie. Her father Charlie, a hard working coal miner, tried to console his wife when Mary started seeing Patrick Sweeny, a miner who had the reputation of being a hardened drinker.
Mary, seeing a way out from her mother's domineering ways, leaves with her infant son to stay with Patrick, causing Lizzie to disown her.
Tragedy soon follows leaving Mary brokenhearted. Things start to go terribly wrong when Patrick shows his true colours.
The only comfort Mary has is her three sons, Frank, Allan and Tony, while her neighbour, Cissie, fills many dark moments with her constant wit and banter.
After a fatal mine disaster, Patrick's past catches him up leading to lies, deceit and attempted murder, the out come changing Mary's life forever, while Mary's own dark secret has to be told to save the happiness of her son Allan.
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Three Sons is a book full of emotion and hardship and is a genuinely heart-warming yarn that fiction lovers will enjoy immensely. The story begins in Scotland in the mining town of Prestonpans in the 1960 and charts the life of Mary Sweeney,who makes a rash choice of partner after giving birth out of wedlock in a generation of intolerance to such 'sins.'With one illegitimate child,Mary seeks security in a marriage with her abusive and unloving partner,Patrick,which spawns two other boys,after being disowned by her stubborn mother who warned Mary about her husband. Mary becomes more isolated from her family when her brothers move away from Prestonpans and her loyal father dies. Her only refuge from her nightmare marriage is her sons,and a neighbour whose wit and sense of humour helps keep her spirits up. A mining disaster brings Patrick's mysterious past to light and,following a subsequent attempted murder,it shakes Mary's world to the core. More twists in the tale see a couple of shock revelations as Mary's past comes back to haunt her,but the other brings untold happiness.