Heartbreak in the Valleys By Francesca Capaldi

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November 1915. For young housemaid, Anwen Rhys, life is hard in the Welsh mining village of Dorcalon, deep in the Rhymney Valley. She cares for her ill mother and beloved younger sister Sara, all while shielding them from her father’s drunken, violent temper. Anwen comforts herself with her love for childhood sweetheart, Idris Hughes, away fighting in the Great War.  

The world was crumbling, but her love stayed strong

November 1915. For young housemaid, Anwen Rhys, life is hard in the Welsh mining village of Dorcalon, deep in the Rhymney Valley. She cares for her ill mother and beloved younger sister Sara, all while shielding them from her father’s drunken, violent temper. Anwen comforts herself with her love for childhood sweetheart, Idris Hughes, away fighting in the Great War.

 

Yet when Idris returns, he is a changed man; no longer the innocent boy she loved, he is harder, more distant, quickly breaking off their engagement. And when tragedy once again strikes her family, Anwen’s heart is completely broken.

 

When an accident in the village brings unimaginable anguish to Dorcalon, Anwen and Idris unite to help their mining community. But in the midst of despair, can Anwen find hope again? Will she ever find the happiness she deserves?

 

An emotional saga set in the Welsh Valleys of the Great War that fans of Nadine Dorries, Rosie Goodwin and Sheila Newbury will love.

 

Heartbreak in the Valleys is the first in the Valleys series, published by Hera Books.

 

Shortlisted for The Romantic Novelists' Association Historical Romantic Novel Award 2021

 

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