The first in a trilogy by Rosie Clarke
When Emma Robinson discovers she is carrying Paul Greenslade's child, there are harsh consequences after he disappears rather than marry a common shop-girl. Forced by her tyrannical father to marry Dick Gillows, Emma learns quickly that a jealous husband is a violent one. How can Emma escape the ties that bind her; to build a life for herself and her child?
(Note: previously published as The Ties That Bind by Linda Sole)