Publisher description for Women of iron / Catherine King.

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Set against the harsh and gritty background of the Industrial Revolution, this is a story of poverty and star-crossed love, of sexual exploitation and deceit, of greed, murder, and revenge. Luther Dearne has made a fortune wheeling and dealing with the wealthy ironmasters of South Riding—and by cheating the Swedish shippers who bring their iron to sell in England. Rich, powerful, and apparently above the law, he has everything his heart desires—except children. When one day a woman turns up in the tavern with an orphaned little girl for sale, Luther does not hesitate and buys her. Little does he know what he has done for this child, Lissie, with her great beauty and mysterious origins, whom his wife hates at first sight, will prove to be both his greatest joy, his deepest heartache, and eventually his undoing. A search for her roots—her father, grandfather, and great-grandfather all worked with coal, steel, or iron—and as interest in local industrial history provide inspiration for her stories.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Businessmen -- England -- Yorkshire -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Industrial revolution -- England -- Fiction.
Yorkshire (England) -- History -- Fiction.