Published: 01/11/2013
ISBN: 9781783061563
Format: Paperback

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Born in Lancashire, Freda Lightfoot has been a teacher, bookseller and in a mad moment, a smallholder on the freezing fells of the Lake District where she tried her hand at the ‘good life’, kept sheep... read more

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Lakeland Lily
by Freda Lightfoot

Lily Thorpe is a spirited, ambitious fisherman’s daughter, desperate to escape the poverty of her Lakeland home. When the rich Clermont-Read family spoils her plans, Lily embarks on a personal quest for revenge and marries their only son, Bertie, a handsome indolent charmer. Rejected by his family, the young couple soon find themselves battling against the very poverty Lily had hoped to escape...

A twist of fate brings her the freedom she craves, but the price Lily must pay is vindictive snobbery from Bertie’s mother - as well as another far greater one, finally leading to a passionate affair with Nathan Monroe, a local steam boat captain. Now it is Lily who must protect herself against the threat of vengeance and decide who is more important, her husband or her lover.

Lakeland Lily was previously published by Hodder & Stoughton and has being re-released as a new edition with Matador.

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‘Freda Lightfoot is strong on sense of place’ Westmorland Gazette on Lakeland Lily

‘The scene is set for an excellent, hard-to-put-down read with some deeply drawn characters...’ The Historical Novel Society on Angels At War

‘Another Lightfoot triumph’ Dorset Echo on Daisy’s Secret

‘A bombshell of an unsuspected secret rounds off a romantic saga narrated with pace and purpose and fuelled by conflict.’ The Keswick Reminder on The Bobbin Girls

‘An inspiring novel about accepting change and bravely facing the future.’
The Daily Telegraph on Ruby McBride

‘Kitty Little is a charming novel encompassing the provincial theatre of the early 20th century, the horrors of warfare and timeless affairs of the heart.’The West Briton

‘This is a book I couldn’t put down . . . a great read!’ South Wales Evening Post on The Girl From Poorhouse Lane

‘a fascinating, richly detailed setting with a dramatic plot brimming with enough scandal, passion, and danger for a Jackie Collins’ novel.’ Booklist on Hostage Queen

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