This is a gripping and heartrending novel set against the backdrop of the thriving tea trade in turn-of-the-century Tyneside 1905, India. Clarissa Belhaven and her sister Olive have grown up on their widowed father's tea plantation. When he dies after a row with brash young business rival Wesley Robson, the sisters are forced to return to their father's family in Tyneside. Clarissa is shocked by the hard lives of the locals, and dreams of opening her own tea room which could be a safe haven for them. Then Wesley Robson comes back into her life, bringing with him the power to change Clarissa's life for ever!
Janet MacLeod Trotter was born in Newcastle and grew up in Durham. She has been editor of the Clan MacLeod magazine, a columnist on the Newcastle Journal and has had numerous short stories published in women's magazines, as well as a novel for teenagers. Her first novel, The Hungry Hills, gained her a place on the shortlist of The Sunday Times' Young Writers' Award. She lives in Northumberland with her husband and their two children. Find out more about Janet and her other popular novels at: www.janetmacleodtrotter.com.