Whispers in the Shingle
Bridget M. Beauchamp
A tale of love, deception, rivalry, intrigue and death, set along the desolate coasts of 18th century Suffolk, where ordinary folk struggle to make a living. Kate from Orford falls in love with a smuggler and has to keep him secret from her family. At the same time a respectable miller has come to court her but soon becomes entangled in a bitter rivalry for her affections. Set amongst the reed packed waterways, lonely shingle beaches and big skies of Suffolk, this is a tale of love and revenge, when the so called 'free traders' fought a constant battle with the Preventive service.