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eISBN: 9781681466224

Beggars and Choosers

by Catrin Collier

‘Meticulously-researched…warming the hearts of millions of readers.’ Historical Novels Review 


‘Collier has a gift for bringing her characters to life that will keep the reader engrossed until the end’ Daily Mail 


Beggars and Choosers – Book One in the Brothers and Lovers Series


 


Pontypridd, Rhondda 1905: Coal is king and the families who sunk the first collieries are rich.


No-one is wealthier or more generous than Harry Watkin Jones. His daughter Sali is about to marry her childhood sweetheart, but tragedy strikes.


Four years later Sali is a penniless outcast, fleeing from a violent husband and struggling to support herself and her son in a world very different. Sali finds work in the home of family of colliers and she and her son find the warmth and love missing from their lives for so long.


But unrest and violence have come to the valleys. Caught up in the conflict, Sali finds herself denying her roots, her class, and even sacrificing her son's future, for the sake of the people she loves and the cause they are prepared to die for...

 
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About the author Catrin Collier
 
 

Catrin Collier is Wales' most prolific and well-known author of historical, romantic fictions. The daughter of a Prussian refugee mother and Welsh father, she grew up in Pontypridd. She has written 19 novels for Orion. Her first historical novel Hearts of Gold, was filmed as a mini-series by the BBC in 2003. She lives with her family on the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea. She also writes crime fiction under the...


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