A tragic and moving rural saga Shelter from the Storm is a powerfully resonant novel about the consequences of early trauma and the harsh reality of life in a bygone age. After a deeply harrowing incident at the hands of mysterious stranger, a woman gives birth to a child and is persuaded by her husband to give him up to a local couple. On the same dark and stormy night, a local pit owner turns his wife out on to the bleak moors, telling her son she is evil. The woman is never seen again. Twenty years later, these seemingly unrelated childhood events have shaped the characters of these two unloved boys. Now grown men, they in turn will wreak havoc in the lives of others, and as the past reaches out and casts a shadow over the present, as a consequence the lives of two innocent young women will be changed forever.
by Elizabeth Gill
by Elizabeth Gaskell
by Nikita Gill
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