One woman's struggle against great odds, with a heart tragically divided.
Having spent her childhood with a cold, unfeeling stepmother. Lily Clair's life is changed for ever when she is sent as general maid to old friends of her family. Soon into the dull routine comes Joel, handsome son of a wealthy entrepreneur and for Lily, young and vulnerable, their meeting is a revelation.
Riding high on the crest of her new found happiness she cannot be prepared for the violent attack that comes in the night, nor for its devastating, life changing consequences.
But live with the consequences she must as, with a heart torn, she deals with one hand of fate after another. Building to an unforgettable climax set against a plague ravaged rural England. Lily Clair's story is one of love, passion, betrayal, tragedy and longing.
In her search for happiness, she is a woman you will never forget...
About the Author
Jess Foley was born in Wiltshire but moved to London to study at the Chelsea School of Art, and then worked for several years as a painter and actor before writing So Long At The Fair. This was followed by Too Close to the Sun. Jess lives in Blackheath, south east London. No Wings to Fly is Jess Foley's fifth novel.
"* 'If all sagas were as convincing and exuberant as this, the world would be a better place. I loved it' - Monica Dickens * 'Jess has really captured the sense of a family united against great odds. The heroine, Abbie, is strong but flawed as all good heroines should be and as we follow her triumphs and trails we see her change from a girl to a woman in the most dramatic and satisfying of ways' - Iris Gower * 'A gripping saga...The author writes with exuberance and style, and the central characters are totally convincing. The climax of the story is superbly etched' - Northampton Chronicle & Echo * 'A compulsive and well-paced story' - Wiltshire Times * 'An earthy tale of love, longing and tragedy' - Swindon Evening Advertiser"
Number Of Pages: 612
Published: 7th August 2006
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.4