Family Secret
Libby Ashworth

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Narrated By: Katy Sobey

Duration: 7 hours and 59 minutes

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Will she follow her head or her heart?

Lancashire, 1842

Sixteen-year-old Bessie works long hours as a weaver in Blackburn, helping to support her family. Meanwhile, her older sister Peggy works as an apprentice at the Girls' School, hoping for a more prosperous future as a schoolteacher.

Jennet and Titus Eastwood have always made decisions for their daughters' futures. But as the sisters near adulthood they are determined to make their own choices. And with temptation in the way, will the girls find love - or infatuation - leads them astray?

Then an unexpected but familiar face arrives in town, and the family's future is threatened. For Bessie and Jennet, a difficult choice must be made - love or family . . .

Praise for Libby Ashworth

'Brimming with drama, heartbreak, love, friendship and the powerful bonds of family' Lancashire Post

'Engrossing tale of hardship, struggles, love and family' Kitty Neale

'Vividly drawn characters . . . gritty and heartfelt . . . a must-read' Evie Grace

© Libby Ashworth 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


Generational sagas, Historical fiction

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The doyen of the Northern saga, Catherine Cookson, would have loved this gritty tale

Peterborough Telegraph

Authentic and emotion-packed