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Mother's only child

Published by HarperCollinsPublishers in London .
Written in English.

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Maria is a girl with a great talent for design. Although the world is embroiled in war, all she can do is think of is her scholarship to study in Dublin. When her father has a terrible accident, her mother breaks down with guilt and grief. Maria, the only child, must care for them both,

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Paperback -A powerful saga from the author of DAUGHTER OF MINE and DANNY BOY, in which a young girl is forced to give up her true love and marry for security
except that it leads her to danger and heartbreak before she finds happiness. Maria is a girl with a great talent for fabric design, and while the world becomes embroiled in war, all she can think of is her scholarship to the prestigious Grafton Academy. But then her father has a dreadful accident and her mother breaks down in guilt and grief. Maria, the only child, must care for them. Her hopes are dashed, not only of her career, but of marrying the one who's loved her for years. Reluctantly, Maria is driven into the arms of the supposedly reliable Barney. But he's no such thing. The young couple have to leave their home in a hurry and settle in Birmingham, where Barney grows increasingly difficult and finally goes too far. A family crisis ensues but out of it comes the one thing Maria had given up hope of ever finding again. This is a superb saga of love, loss and family closeness, set against the tumultuous years of the war and its aftermath. Established fans of this author will love it and it is set to win her many new dedicated readers.

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Originally published: 2005.


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