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The Lass o' Gowrie

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The Lass o’ Gowrie is the first novel in a family saga trilogy set chiefly in early 20th century Scotland. It tells of the passionate love affair of the lovely Kate Balfour, daughter of humble cottars, and Alexander Lochhead, heir Balgownie Mains, a substantial farming property in Forfarshire. Despite their love and commitment to one another, Kate and Alexander know they will face the challenge of class prejudice and family pride. Kate's story reflects the conditions of a rural economy and society where life could be harsh and unforgiving with set social boundaries and a strict moral code. Yet here there was also laughter and love and alongside cruelty there was kindness: the worst and best of the human spirit. When tragedy strikes the future looks grim...but compassion and a seer's prophecy give hope...

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