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The Gods are Just

By Desiree Meyler

Yorkshire, 1892.

There was little chance for the poor and deprived Roche family to better themselves, but young David Roche was determined to rise in the world.

David is bitter, believing that he, the twins and Emmy-Jane are owed a debt for the hand that life has dealt them.

The life of little Isobel Kintney, however, could not be more different. From the age of seven she has known that she is the heiress to a great and wealthy estate.

Pride in her position has always stood between her and happiness until one day she learns at last that pride is nothing to do with love.

When David and Isobel’s two worlds collide, Isobel soon realised that you can’t live on pride alone…

The Gods Are Just is a poignant romance set in the 1890s admist poverty and affluence in Yorkshire and the dangers of the Boer War in South Africa.

Désirée Meyler was born into a Pembrokeshire family in west Wales. Studying at the School of Art, Cambridge with Ronald Searle in the late 1930s, she decided to change direction and became a prolific short story writer following the outbreak of World War I. Her first novel, The Quiet Rebel was published in 1970.

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