A Flower in Season
By (author) Audrey Howard
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Flower in Season by Audrey Howard
Book DescriptionBriony Marsden has led a hard life, forced to do the work of a grown man while enduring her drunkard father's taunts and blows. But when he goes too far one day, her fate becomes even worse as she makes her way alone in a heartless world. Not quite alone. She has a friend - Lizzie Jenkins - who will do anything to help Briony re-open Moorend Mill. And Chad Cameron, the richest man in the district, has always admired Briony's spirit and determination. When her fortunes are at their lowest, he falls in love with the elfin waif and decides to make her his wife. But the only way he can win her is by trickery - by betraying her naive trust in the man who came to her rescue when all seemed lost. Can their marriage survive when she discovers his deception?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340769355
(176mm x 112mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Audrey Howard
Softly Grow the Poppies, Paperback (November 2012)
Set against the background of World War I, and two stately homes that became hospitals for the wounded, Audrey Howard's novel is an epic saga of love and war.
Flight of Swallows, Paperback (December 2009)
Audrey Howard's paperback sales continue to grow book-on-book: they are up by 12.5% since the move from A format to B format.
Long Way Home, Paperback (December 2008)
A young woman's quest for the family she lost.
As the Night Ends, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Audrey Howard
A spellbinding new tale of love and tragedy from one of Hodder's top saga authors, backed by a fresh new look
UK Kirkus Review » This latest historical novel from prolific author Audrey Howard is set in the 19th century and romps along in the time-honoured way. The local miller's daughter, breathtakingly beautiful Briony, is overworked and brutally treated by her drunkard father but lusted after by the gentry in the shape of the rich and dashing Chad Cameron. When a family tragedy strikes at the mill, Briony, bereft, and alone except for her friend Lizzie, succumbs to Chad's demands in desperation, even though having to associate with a common girl like Briony disgusts Chad's sister and friends. Influence and money count, however, and everyone keeps their own counsel on the subject lest their businesses suffer. Briony's dearest wish is to keep the mill running, and that is why she has bargained with Chad, but when she discovers he has played what she considers to be a deceitful trick, their fragile truce crumbles and war breaks out between them. When the antagonism of Chad's sister reaches a frightening pitch, Briony's proud spirit is almost broken. There are plenty of reversals, misunderstandings and accidents, not to mention imprisonment and near madness, before equilibrium is restored. Within the limits of its genre this is a lively and enjoyable read. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Audrey Howard
Audrey Howard was born in Liverpool in 1929. Before she began to write she had a variety of jobs, among them hairdresser, model, shop assistant, cleaner and civil servant. In 1981, while living in Australia, she wrote the first of her bestselling novels. She lives in St Anne's on Sea, her childhood home..
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