Lonely Wife
Val Wood

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Narrated By: Anne Dover

Duration: 11 hours and 54 minutes

What to expect

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1850
: Beatrix Fawcett is just eighteen when her father tells her she is to marry a stranger. Hesitant, but with little choice, she agrees to the match - with hope for a good husband in Charles, and the surprising delight of a lovely Yorkshire house in which they are to live.

As Beatrix sets to making the house a home, she falls in love with it and the countryside nearby. But she does not fall in love with her husband... It's clear Charles has chosen her simply to meet the requirements of his inheritance and has little interest in his young wife.

Soon, the only spark in Beatrix's lonely life is her beloved children. But when Charles threatens to take them away from her, Beatrix must find strength in desperate times. Can she fight against her circumstances and keep what is rightfully hers?

A powerful story about a woman's struggle in a loveless marriage, from the Sunday Times bestselling author Val Wood.

© Val Wood 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Genre

Historical fiction, Sagas & epics, Generational sagas, Classic fiction

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A gripping saga.

The People's Friend

Wonderfully fully-fleshed characters are the mainstay of [Val Wood's] stories, and fans will love Beatrix Fawcett.