This novel is set in 1850s Yorkshire in the times of the woollen mill trade. The reader follows Lally Fraser throughout a turbulent time in her life; becoming a young widow, being confused about love, learning how to run her estate and the family’s woollen mills, and finally falling in love.
This is the story of a little boy called Leonard and how he grows up without his mother after she disappears when he is just five years old. He is brought up by his neighbor, Mitch, whose own life is changed and greatly enriched (surprisingly, to himself) by the presence of Leonard. The book isn’t [...]