|There are some wrongs which can never be undone; some things said which can never be altered; some paths taken and choices made which lead us into darkness and despair. Sometimes, it is only through the indestructible love of others that we can find our way back to ourselves and find a better way; that is the essence of Leap the Wild Water.
Stand on top of a Welsh mountain with the wind in your hair, buzzards soaring above you, the sweeping landscape below and be transported to another time and place where, if you are a woman, to err is unforgivable and the freedom to carve a life of one’s own seems an impossible dream.Leap the Wild Water is set in early 19th century rural Wales.Megan’s Mam has died and her childhood sweetheart returned wishing to marry her. She accepts but does not tell him about the affair she had in his absence and the illegitimate child which was stolen away from her by her brother and Mam, to save the family from shame.Meanwhile, her brother, Morgan, is desperate to make amends. He knows Megan’s child is living in squalor and is abused and neglected by the woman he pays to look after her. He yearns to bring the child home but to do so would ruin his sister’s new found happiness and reputation.
As Morgan wrestles with his conscience, Megan’s past begins to catch up with her and threatens to destroy her life.
5.0 out of 5 stars Be warned – VERY addictive book! 4 April 2013
By Jane Bevan
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Bought this because the author was local and I was curious. Amazed at the quality of descriptive language that painted such an accurate picture. Provides the reader with an insight into early 19th century country life with particular focus on young women.In a nutshell after reading the first paragraph – got so involved that I read the whole book last Friday (bank holiday!!)& when I’d finished felt as though I’d seen a really good film. Enjoy!
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