A Woman of Courage is the latest book from author Rita Bradshaw. She was born in Northamptonshire, where she lives today. At the age of sixteen, she met her husband – whom she considers her soul mate – and they have two daughters, a son and six grandchildren. To her delight, Rita’s first novel was accepted for publication and she has gone on to write many more successful novels since, including the number-one bestseller Dancing in the Moonlight.
Survival means fighting back.
It’s 1890, and Josie Gray is an innocent and beautiful fifteen-year-old when Adam McGuigan, the youngest son of a dangerous and influential crime family spots her singing in a Sunderland public house. Adam is handsome and charismatic, sweeping Josie off her feet with his beguiling lies and promises. He charms her into marrying him on her sixteenth birthday, but on her wedding night, the fairy tale ends.
Josie finds herself trapped in a living nightmare and there’s no one to help her. Events spiral out of control, and when her life is put in danger she escapes with her baby son. Fleeing to a different country, Josie fights to make a good life for her child and then love beckons again.
But the McGuigan family’s power is far-reaching. When the day of reckoning comes, can Josie survive it?
A Woman of Courage is a heartwarming read which is perfect to curl up with on a dark and cold winter night.
It whisks you into the story from the first page and utterly captivates you with its strong characters that you fall in love with and become emotionally attached to.
A lovely read that will quickly become a book you read again and again.
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