In Fellburn of the 1880's, money was tight in the surrounding farming communities. When Hector Stewart announced to his family that he was going to marry Moira - a wealthy distant relative, it was his youngest son who guessed the reason why. This is the story of Moira and the family's reaction to her. I give this a B+! It was a little too easily explained in my opinion.
I love Catherine Cookson! Her stories are so full of hardship and bad relationships that at times they are hard to get through but they usually have a happy ending. If you love historical novels you might like this one.