The World from Rough Stones Author:Malcolm Macdonald In this enthralling saga of two marriages, you'll be swept into the passionate lives of the Stevensons and the Thorntons...This is the story of Nora and John Stevenson. She was a beautiful but penniless girl--a lusty temptress of fire wit and imagination who vowed to become a great lady. He was a savagely ambitious giant of a man whose every mov... more »e radiated power. Together they were willing to risk any dare, commit themselves to any act of cunning on their climb from rags to riches.
It is the story of Arabella and Walter Thornton, torn apart by the overwhelming conflict of his burning passions and her pious frigidity. It is a story of love, hate, lust and deception,,,bursting with all the stuff of life at a time when famulous wealth was waiting for the strong and ruthless, and England's golden Victorian age was dawning...« less