The Literature Hub
Reviewed by Ashleigh
Author: Emma Blair
Publisher & Pages: Michael Joseph Ltd / Sphere Books Ltd / Warner Books / Time Warner Paperbacks, 503 pages
Blurb: For Sarah Hawke, daughter of an impoverished miner, life offered little beyond the grime of Glasgow in the 1890s and the eternal drudgery of back-breaking work. Until a mysterious stranger entered her life. A stranger who turned out to be her real father – and the owner of a vast and prosperous shipping empire…
Catapulted into a world of luxury, of servants and stately homes, Sarah begins a new and glittering life. As sole heiress to a fortune, she has much to gain – and everything to lose. For she takes over the business, and with it the risk and rivalry, deceit and intrigue – and the prospect of undying love…
From Scotland to Paris, from Jamaica to South Africa, Sarah charms – and fights – her way to success against all odds. For she is dealing in a man’s world, whilst the only way to succeed is to be A MOST DETERMINED WOMAN.
Highlight: Sarah Hawke is a strong, independent character, the kind of woman that teenage girls should look up to and aspire to be.
Caution: This book seemed to be plot-less.
Highlight: I didn’t have to think much while reading this book.
Caution: The book carried on far longer than it needed to.