Is love powerful enough to cross the class divide?
When Daniel Davenport saves Maddie Lockett and her young brother Tom from drowning, an immediate bond is forged between them.
But Daniel is an aspiring doctor and son of a wealthy manufacturer, whilst Maddie is a potter’s daughter from a poverty-stricken area of the Potteries. Even a friendship between the two could be frowned upon, let alone anything more …
But Maddie and Daniel want more, and as they grow closer gossip and prejudice look set to spoil their blossoming romance. Do the young couple stand a chance when there are those who would stop at nothing to keep them apart?
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Jackie writes heart-warming contemporary and historical women’s fiction that is nearly always guaranteed a happy ever after. From spending many years as an air-stewardess and seeing first-hand that it really is love that makes the world go around, she determined to put the same sparkle and emotion into her stories. Her life is no longer as exotic (or chaotic) as it was in those heady days of flying, and she now lives a quiet life in Hertfordshire with her family and two cats, spending most of her time making up stories and thinking up reasons not to go to the gym.
The Potter’s Daughter is Jackie’s debut with Ruby Fiction.
This is a very different historical romance. It starts with the introduction of the heroine, Maddie, in her pottery home town and a near drowning. We follow her progress and relationship with Daniel, and his sister Hetty. The writing shows the horror of the poverty and illness’ endemic in the pottery towns. Maddie’s thoughts, longings and desire to move up and out are an integral part of this story not just background. The romance takes twists and turns as does Maddie’s life. Pages are turned to find out what fortune has in store for her and Daniel. This is one of the better historical romances to my mind, hard hitting, genuine but a lovely romance as well.