Set in Scotland and Ireland in the early twentieth century, Milldown is an achingly poignant love story, inspired by true events. Beanie is a young woman, in the bloom of youth, content with the bucolic tranquillity of her life on Milldown Farm, not far from the vibrant coastal village of Coldingham Bay. Beanie's contentment is upended when her heart is captured by the handsome Ronan, a roguish Irish lad who is employed on the farm as a field hand.
When Ronan suffers a tragedy which keeps him from Milldown, Beanie is romanced by an affluent young man, Alasdair, forcing Beanie to confront her own place in society. Upon Ronan's return, Beanie soon finds herself caught between two loves - that for her cherished home and family in Scotland and that for Ronan, who offers her a new path in life. Which will Beanie choose, and what will be the ultimate price?
ISBN : 978-1-80074-735-7
Pages : 254
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Lorna lives in rural Essex and is married with two sons and two stepsons. Having worked in a private hospital for twenty-five years, she now spends her time writing and sailing and has published four children's books. Lorna is also a great animal lover. This book was inspired by bed-time stories told to Lorna by her grandmother, Beanie, who was brought up on Milldown Farm on the Scottish Borders.