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The Honey Harvest

By Desiree Hamersly

It’s never too late for second chances…

For Claire Wetherby, widowhood at forty-one means one thing: release.

She has been married for years to a man who was utterly selfish and a lot older.

Now, free at last, the world lies before her.

But then there’s Sally, her twenty-one-year-old daughter; pretty, spoilt and weak, under the influence of young Lord Nortwell, who is a drug addict and lay-about.

Worse still, there’s Hilda, the sister-in-law, who has always disliked and resented Claire and is now the executor of her brother’s unfair will.

And finally there’s Milly, Claire’s aged mother who cannot admit that youth has gone.

All these problems Claire has to face alone.

But in doing so she not only finds her true self at last, but another way of life and a second chance at love.

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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