It is 1816, the year without a summer...

The population of Great Britain is struggling with the economic impact of the newly ended Napoleonic Wars and a mystifyingly cold spring threatens to destroy the crops and harvests.

Fordy Robson, living at Worlds End Inn on the remote No Mans Moor in the North Riding of Yorkshire, naïvely believes the problems facing the nation won’t affect him. With an established lucrative side line dealing in smuggled goods and ambitions to expand his horse breeding enterprise, he thinks he has his future planned out.

However, one dark night while out collecting contraband tea he stumbles across a young woman. Initially unaware she is Anna, daughter of Sir Robwyn Stillerton, owner of the estate where the smuggling is based, he finds events and feelings develop beyond his control and Fordy begins to realise there is a price to pay for everything in life.

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‘A skilful debut novel that explores fate’s influence on everyday life. This book transports readers to the place and period more effectively than any time machine could.’

Tracey Iceton, PhD, author of the Celtic Colours Trilogy

About Suzanne

Suzanne grew up on her parents’ family farm in the Vale of York. After school she completed a diploma in agriculture at Askham Bryan Agricultural college, York.

After marrying she settled in lower Wensleydale where she began her cheese dairy which produced the well-known cheese King Richard III.

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