Returning to her mother's birthplace at the age of eighteen, Beatrice Ashford encounters a complex family she barely knows. Her great-grandmother Queenie adores her, but the privileged social position of Beatrice's family as masters of the local brickworks begins to make her uncomfortable.
And then she meets Owen Malone: handsome, different, refreshing - and from a class beneath her own. They fall for each other fast, but an old family feud and growing industrial unrest threatens to drive them apart.
Can they overcome their different backgrounds? And can Beatrice make amends for her family's past?
A dramatic and heartwarming saga for fans of Maggie Hope and Anne Bennett.
Praise for The Daughters of Ironbridge:
'A Journey. Compelling. Addictive.' Val Wood
'Evocative, dramatic and hugely compelling . . . The Daughters of Ironbridge has all the hallmarks of a classic saga. I loved it' Miranda Dickinson
'Feisty female characters, an atmospheric setting and a spell-binding storyline make this a phenomenal read' Cathy Bramley
'The Daughters of Ironbridge has that compulsive, page-turning quality, irresistible characters the reader gets hugely invested in, and Walton has created a brilliantly alive, vivid and breathing world in Ironbridge' Louisa Treger
'Such great characters who will stay with me for a long time' Beth Miller
'The attention to period detail and beautiful writing drew me right in and kept me reading' Lynne Francis
'Vivid, page-turning drama' Pippa Beecheno
'A powerful sense of place and period, compelling characters and a pacy plot had me racing to the end' Gill Paul
'A story that is vivid, twisting and pacy, with characters that absolutely leap off the page' Iona Grey