Charlotte Mortimer loves her job teaching at the local school, but she is not so sure about her love for her fiancé Luke, headmaster at the school. When there is an explosion at the Red Rock copper works, the main source of employment for the town’s folk, lives are changed forever. It means the closing of Charlotte’s beloved school but a rich businessman offers her marriage and money. To save the school she must forsake true love and become a ‘bargain bride’.
This is typical Iris Gower, Wales’s favourite storyteller. The story is predictable, the characters stereotypical, nevertheless, it is an enjoyable read and one that her many fans will welcome.