Kate Hannigan's Girl by Catherine Cookson
From a bestselling storyteller, the sequel to her first published novel, "Kate Hannigan," in print since 1950. In this new novel set in her beloved north-east, Catherine Cookson brings all her talents as a storyteller to capture the conflicts of class and religion and of growing up in a rapidly changing society. It is the early 1920s and Kate is happily married to Dr. Rodney Prince who has willingly accepted her illegitimate daughter, Annie, as the eldest child of their household. But there is a serpent in every Eden, and spiteful rumours about her earlier life dog Kate's steps and those of Annie. Just like her mother, Annie will face religious prejudice and a choice between a comfortable middle-class existence with Brian Stannard or uncertain prospects with brilliant mathematician Terence McBane who hails from the underprivileged world Annie knew as a child. And, as Kate did, Annie must find the strength and maturity to overcome the troubles that threaten to engulf her.