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Some women are destined to arouse in men either fierce hatred or insatiable desire. Such a woman was Katie Mulholland.
At 15, a scullery maid in the house of the Rosires, she had been raped by the master. Now, many years later, she had enough money to maintain three carriages if she wanted to, and she was on her way to see Bernard Rosier under very different circumstances.
There was no pride in Katie Mulholland's heart, however, only fear, for half of Tyneside still talked about the way she had flouted convention, and sniggered about the way she had made her money. So she had decided that her only hope was to climb above them, and that she would conquer her fear with power....
©1967 Catherine Cookson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By KathyH on 12-22-17

Love Catherine Cookson

Always a terrific story that inspires kindness love and forgiveness

One of her very best

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By DUDE on 06-14-17

excellent... best book in a very long time.

this is the best book I have read in a very long time. the narrator was superb. I will be looking for more books by this author.

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By june brisk on 11-03-16

loved it

I first read this book 45 years ago and it is still fantastic , the narrator was excellent. If you have not read Catherine Cookson this is the one to try.

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By izzy123 on 11-16-16

Did not want it to end !

One of the best books I've had in a long time. You can't beat a good Catherine Cookson story.

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