True love sometimes comes at a price_x000D_
_x000D_ East Kent, 1830_x000D_
_x000D_ Catherine Rook takes her peaceful life for granted. Her days are spent at the village school and lending a hand on her family’s farm. Life is run by the seasons, and there’s little time for worry._x000D_
_x000D_ But rural unrest begins sweeping through Kent, and when Pa Rook buys a threshing machine it brings turbulence and tragedy to Wanstall Farm. With the Rooks’ fortunes forever changed, Catherine must struggle to hold her family together.
_x000D_ _x000D_ She turns to her childhood companion, Matty Carter, for comfort, and finds more than friendship in his loving arms. But Matty has his own family to protect, and almost as quickly as their love blossomed their future begins to unravel._x000D_
_x000D_ With the threat of destitution nipping at her heels, Catherine must forge a way out of ruin . . .