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The Chainmakers

The Chainmakers

  • Title: The Chainmakers
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  • ISBN : 9780595447657
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 340 pages


Set against the blistering heat and grinding poverty of the chainshops of the Black Country, this compelling love story charts the struggle of young Anna Gibson to forge a new life from the remnants of betrayal by her lover and a tragic marriage of convenience A simple offer of work as a model proves to be the catalyst for complete change, taking Anna from the sunny beach Set against the blistering heat and grinding poverty of the chainshops of the Black Country, this compelling love story charts the struggle of young Anna Gibson to forge a new life from the remnants of betrayal by her lover and a tragic marriage of convenience A simple offer of work as a model proves to be the catalyst for complete change, taking Anna from the sunny beaches and liberal attitudes of an artist s colony in Brittany to the struggle to survive and make good in the immigrant community of downtown New York Anna learns her lessons well, and she finds herself still making chains, but now chains of restaurants, leading to wealth if not happiness Then comes Prohibition, and Anna s decisions involve her in a gangland feud which threatens her family and friends in a frightening web of intrigue and violence How do we recover from the agony of a lover s betrayal What is true love anyway Can we befriend lawbreakers without getting hurt These questions are at the core of this unusual and compelling book Written with humour, colour and passion, Helen Spring weaves an absorbing tale of obsession and complex emotions, and their far reaching consequences


Author Helen Spring




The Chainmakers Reviews (14)

  • I ve said it before and I ll say it again Helen Spring is a true storyteller 99 percent of this book flows through your eyes and into your mind as easily and comfortably as the thoughts of a daydream The author writes with enough skill that 99 percent of the time you read and believe the fiction as [..]

  • A wonderful rags to riches story I loved it [..]

  • I m obviously in the minority here I found the book predictable and average at best and really don t understand the rave reviews. [..]

  • Set against the blistering heat and grinding poverty of the chainshops of the Black Country, this compelling love story charts the struggle of young Anna Gibson to forge a new life from the remnants of betrayal by her lover and a tragic marriage of convenience.A simple offer of work as a model prove [..]

  • Helen Spring paints a vivid picture of the impoverished life of Black Country in the industrial Midlands of England As well follow Anna s story, we could almost feel the heat and experience the hardship of the working conditions in the chain shops Anna takes a courageous move and leaves her hometown [..]

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