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The Stony Path

A gripping saga of love, family secrets and tragedy
  • Author
    • Rita Bradshaw
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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...
  • Published: Sep 20 2001
  • Pages: 480
  • 178 x 110mm
  • ISBN: 9780747263227

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Press Reviews

  • Home and Family
    Praise for Rita Bradshaw: 'Catherine Cookson fans will enjoy discovering a new author who writes in a similar vein
  • Family Circle
    If you like gritty, rags-to-riches Northern sagas, you'll enjoy this
  • Sunderland Echo
    What an emotional rollercoaster ride of a book! It grabs your attention from page one and does not let go until the end
  • Sunderland Echo
    Displaying an uncanny ability to spin a good yarn
  • Historical Novels Review
    All published writers have skill and creativity, but a few have more. It's called magic. I'm beginning to believe Bradshaw has it!