When Grace, the daughter of a prosperous mill owner and wife of a moor farmer, speaks these words to her sister Sarah Anne, her life has crumbled. Ever since her arrival at Top Withins, Grace has been overtaken by foreboding. There was even cruelty in this gentle man who was her husband.
The moors of the West Riding in the county of York are the background to this novel with its blend of family history and fiction.
Joan M Walker who lives in the north of England is already known as author of short stories.