Jack Charlton is a drover. An independent herdsman who takes cattle across the Border country, the No-Mans-Land between Scotland and England. His is the world of the wild Northumbrian Fells, the Lowland Scottish country and, on the death of his spinster aunt, Greays Hill. The farm falls into his hands as the only recipient to his aunt’s estate, but with prime stone under the land; Jack’s inheritance won’t be an easy one as jealousy rampages. Jack cannot manage Greays alone, the farmer needs a wife. Between murder, mystery, mischief and intrigue, can Jack find the right woman for him? For Greays?
Greays Hill is a Georgian soap opera. It has sex scandals, it has murder, it has skulduggery aplenty and it is an absolute page turner because of it! Beattiey doesn’t skimp on the intelligence though, Greays Hill may be a soap opera, but it’s not low end. Greays Hill is a wonderful read, full of authenticity. It has scope for further adventures and could be serialised into a mini-series for television with ease.