A Wicked Woman (The Bellfont Legacy)
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The books Dorries is writing – which Wallace didn’t go so far as to claim he’d read – fall squarely into the saga market, which is known, rather dismissively, as the “clogs and shawls” genre, and which feature misery, poverty and abuse followed by a happy ending, set at some point in the past. Her novels neither transcend nor are notably worse than others in this booming area.
But fate is about to take a dramatic turn, plunging her into a battle between passion and duty, when, on the eve of her wedding, love at first sight threatens to sweep her away. Caught in a war between two powerful families, will Beatrice follow her heart? Or her head? He might have been about to have sex for the first time in almost two years, he might have been angry and have lost all reason, but he wasn't going to spill the Guinness Beatrice and Lydia Jolly are sisters and about to get married. Lydia is deeply in love with her future husband. Beatrice most definitely is not. She's not even sure why she accepted Sebastian Roscow - except she didn't want to be left as the spinster sister looking after their beloved father. Another has “vivid, twinkling blue eyes, the kind that can only come from Irish roots”. A third “embodied everything everyone knows to be true of an Irishman. He was as bold as brass, full of the blarney and didn’t know the meaning of the word shy.” It is an “ambitious and exciting departure for one of our most brilliant storytellers”, according to the publisher, beginning “just after the Battle of Waterloo and spanning the great heyday of the cotton industry in Lancashire”, featuring “two dangerously strong women from different ends of the social spectrum”.Dorries's books fall squarely into the saga market, which is known, rather dismissively, as the 'clogs and shawls' genre, and which feature misery, poverty and abuse followed by a happy ending, set at some point in the past The Angels of Lovely Lane / The Children of Lovely Lane / The Mothers of Lovely Lane / Christmas Angels /The Four Streets / Hide Her Name / The Ballymara Road (Lovely Lane #1-4; The Four Streets #1-3)
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