The wonderfully atmospheric follow-up to The Posthorn Inn from bestselling saga writer Grace Thompson
On the wild and restless Welsh coast in the early years of the nineteenth century, illegal smuggling is a necessary evil if the community is to survive. As a year passes, the village must come together to battle against poverty and the Excise men.
But that’s not all that goes on beneath the rugged cliffs, and it’s the last thing on the mind of young fishergirl Olwen, who is enraptured by the powerful eyes and hidden strength of the orphan boy they call Barrass. Will Olwen finally be able to claim him as her own, or will his dubious past catch up with them?
In Summer’s Last Retreat, Grace Thompson brilliantly captures the beauty of first love and sorrow. With a gentle humour, cast of romantic characters and stirring background of smugglers and the sea, this will delight fans of Nicola Pryce, Gloria Cook and Winston Graham’s Poldark novels.