254 pages. Print, e-Book.
Will Glover, who spends his days picking in a 19th century, Scottish coal pit, realizes the girl who used to throw rocks at his back now frustrates him in a whole new way. Lucie, with her luxurious, rose-scented hair and penetrating green eyes, torments Will’s heart while they dance a reel to ring in the New Year. Will sees a happy future in her eyes—they’ll wed, and she’ll bear him sons to work aside him down the mine. Will can’t live without kissing her smiling lips at celebration’s end.
Just as Will’s soul entwines around Lucie, the blooming pit village lass he’s always known and never truly seen, a mysterious stranger arrives at the pits with an offer Will’s father can’t refuse. Hardship, tragedy and broken hearts ensue.