Absorbing and heartrendingly real tale of one woman's life and feelings laid bare. Mallory Keswick is a woman with the world at her feet. Then out of the blue, that world is shattered by violent tragedy and she loses all that she holds dear.Torn by grief, Mal knows that she must rebuild her life. She flees to a village on the Yorkshire moors where she learns to draw on the deepest reserves of her spirit.Returning to Connecticut, Mal opens a cafe and shop selling gourmet food and kitchenware and turns it into a highly successful venture. But there remains in her life an aching void, a grief that no individual, nor her new-found business acumen, can assuage. Then she meets Richard Markson, and once more, Mal's life has come to a crossroads. It is he who shows her that she has everything to gain - but only if she has the courage to take it.
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and by the age of twenty was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. In 1979, her first novel, A Woman of Substance was published. That enduring bestseller was followed by fourteen others. Her novels have sold more than sixty million copies worldwide.