05/05/1999

The Far Side of the Hill (by Nancy Livingstone)

'The Far Side of the Hill' is a historical novel by Nancy Livingstone.

Two sons of a poor crofter go south to seek their fortunes, encouraged by their strict but caring school teacher. Rather than training for medicine, as their father hoped they would, they start in business.

Always trying to please their teacher, John marries a crippled girl who is pregnant. As the brothers work to build a huge business emporium, John finally discovers what Mary means to him.

Believable people with some moving sections of the book.

Review copyright Sue's Book Reviews, May 1999

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