THE START OF A HEARTWARMING AND HEART-WRENCHING NEW SAGA SERIES FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR BILL KITSON.
Please note this book was previously published as Requiem.
From humble origins, the Cowgill family have bettered their lot. Through love and loss, hope and heartbreak, they work hard and face their troubles together, no matter what life throws at them.
Young, ambitious and in love, Albert Cowgill’s life is finally beginning in earnest. At just twenty-three, he has already been made partner at Haigh, Ackroyd & Cowgill — the best wool business in the city. He’s also just laid eyes on the prettiest girl he ever saw, Hannah Ackroyd.
Romance soon blossoms for Albert and Hannah, and they marry and set up home in Scarborough. But before long, clouds gather over Number 1, Byland Crescent.
Within a year, Albert’s family begins to disintegrate. His youngest daughter contracts consumption. His eldest son runs off with the housemaid.
As Europe teeters on the brink of war, Albert’s hopes for his youngest son — and his business — are dashed. Conflict will irrevocably change the Cowgill family’s way of life . . .
Discover the trials and tribulations of a Yorkshire family through the decades.
Readers of Sheila Riley, Pam Howes, Lizzie Lane, Tania Crosse, Dilly Court, Dinah Jeffries, Suzanne Goldring and all fans of Downton Abbey and The Forsyte Saga will devour this touching saga series.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT BILL KITSON’S CAPTIVATING SAGA:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I love this author whichever guise he is in. This is a real swerve away from his usual crime thrillers (DI Mike Nash series) but, being a real devout Downton Abbey fan, I decided to give it a whirl. It is a very moving story of hardship, good times and tragedy in a very close-knit family.” JanBee
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A literary masterpiece which possessed each trait determined for a master work. The author had an effective, subtle way in his style of writing.” Mary Crocco
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you liked Downton Abbey, you should enjoy this series too.” Aegeanjan
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An excellent and interesting read. Looking forward to the next book. Highly Recommended!!” G. Lee
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Brilliant. Looking forward to reading the sequel. Very intriguing and such a compelling story incorporating the First World War and its history.” Ann
“The author keeps the story moving with his fine drawing of the characters and their reactions to each other and to the circumstances of their lives.” Gazette & Herald
“A brilliant opener to Bill’s saga series, with attention to detail and a strongly character-driven narrative . . . Faultless historical detail and superb dialogue make this a hugely enjoyable family drama.” Books Monthly