Edge of Despair
Readers are reunited with the much-loved inhabitants of Faredene. Beginning in 1910, we follow the fortunes of Victoria’s and Edward’s children, introducing an intriguing new character – George Bristow.
Victoria Caldwell discovers it’s much easier to protect her children when decisions are made for them. Would her son, Sean, really have ended his life? Is her daughter, Bella, old enough to choose the right man? Will her stepdaughter, Kate, allow her insecurities to ruin her life? For Victoria, their pain is her torture.
Sean’s life in America was a heady mix of work and pleasure until, confronted with betrayal, his world collapses and he heads home, unsure if he can start again. Penniless and facing a lifetime working at the mill, everyone has their breaking point – has he reached his? Confronted with temptation, will he overcome his demons or allow them to consume him?
Bella finds the world exciting, but why do people play games with each other? Surely life would be simpler if everyone was open and honest... When Bella falls in love with a handsome stranger, her happiness is complete. But will her innocence and naïvety be her downfall?
Kate is clever and witty yet filled with vulnerabilities. With her heart broken, can she get off her path to self-destruction? Whatever her reasons for being reckless and selfish while longing for the unobtainable, things have to change. Can she do something worthwhile with her life?
Many reach the edge of despair, but most come back from it. Will these three young people learn that the path ahead doesn’t have to be clear – they just need to put one foot in front of the other and keep moving? Or will they give up fighting?
Plans are nothing more than dust, and life has a way of dangling happiness in front of you, only to snatch it away.
Published by Poolbeg Press Ltd in November 2021
Available in paperback and on Kindle
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