was my first novel, and you can imagine how thrilled I was
when it won the Romantic Novelists’ Association
New Writer’s Award in 2002, and the Society of Authors’ Sagittarius
Prize in 2003.
A brilliant scholar, Beth Sherwin, born into a Catholic working-class
family in the Potteries, is devastated when at seventeen she becomes
pregnant. The year is 1956 and to protect her loving mother Rose,
she bears her secret alone, giving up her baby, Rosemary, for adoption.
Pursuing a career in marketing, she meets Michael, the elder son
of the prestigious Rushton family. But she has to fight class prejudice,
and the jealousy of her old enemy Ursula. When he asks her to marry
him, she faces a dilemma. Dare she tell Michael her guilty secret
and risk losing him?
Yet there is another threat to her happiness – her search
for the identity of Rosemary’s father is becoming an obsession
. . .
‘Kaine has a gift for storytelling’
‘My reader was enthralled, particularly enjoying the period’
‘The story is a gripping ‘rags-to riches’ tale
which will leave readers
hooked from the beginning’
There is also a hardback edition, published by Hodder & Stoughton.
Ring of Clay is published by Magna in Large Print and also in Audio, both CD and cassettes - all available from Amazon.