Silk and Steel/Women of Iron
Author: Catherine King
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Release Date: July 01, 2010
Silk and Steel: Mariah Bowes thinks that being alone and penniless is the worst thing that can happen to her, but then she becomes the innocent victim of a horrifying act of revenge. Daniel Thorpe never realized the terrible consequences his affair with the beautiful Lily would bring consumed with guilt. Will he ever convince Mariah to trust him again? But for Mariah there are further horrors to face. Not least the terrible secret that her father, Ezekiel Bowes, is determined no one will ever discover. Women of Iron: Luther Dearne has made a fortune with the wealthy iron masters of South Riding, and by cheating the Swedish shippers who bring their iron to sell in England. He has everything his heart desires—except children. When a woman turns up in the tavern with an orphaned little girl for sale, Luther does not hesitate. Little does he know that Lissie, with her great beauty and mysterious origins, whom his wife hates at first sight, will prove to be both his greatest joy and his deepest heartache—and finally his undoing.