Ropewalk: Rebellion. Love. Survival

The north of England 1831.

In the shadows of Ulverston, the Reformer’s rebellion is stirring. The classes are at war as Beatrice tries to defy them all for love and freedom. Unaware how embedded the Ropewalk and Lightfoot family are and how her actions could bring it all crumbling down.


During a time of social unrest, Beatrice Lightfoot wants nothing more than to escape her family’s chaos and start a new life. The May Day dance is fast approaching, where for one night a cottage girl can mingle with the social elite. When Captain Hanley offers her the means to attend in return for a couple of dances, the temptation is too great. Ignorant to the true cost and the darkness it will bring.

A dance with Joshua Mason, the son of a rich merchant, changes everything and their love blossoms. With society pushing Beatrice towards Captain Hanley and the class divide against them, the young lovers must decide if their love is worth fighting for.

Whilst Captain Hanley, driven by obsession and jealousy, sets in motions a series of horrendous events, the consequences of which will be felt for all involved.

Now Beatrice must choose between rebellion, love and survival. Before all is lost, and the Northern uprising marches into town.


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Praise for Ropewalk

I am a historical romance/fiction nerd. I admit it, fully. And very rarely do I find a historical fiction novel that I completely gush over. Ropewalk is one of those rare gems of the genre. I love novels that delve deep into the characters, using the historical setting to enhance, not dominate, the story. With every page of this book, I was drawn deeper and deeper into a world of class divides, love, and hardship, but also of hope for a better tomorrow and future. Beatrice blew me away with her perseverance in the face of adversity. You can certainly tell that the author was invested in her characters completely. Please note, there is one scene that may cause distress, but I feel that it was wholly necessary for the storyline, so please don’t let that stop you from picking up the novel! I cannot wait for book two in the series. I HIGHLY recommend Ropewalk to any historical fiction fan.

  • Heather Osborne

“There is heartbreak, love, horror and fear, everything that belongs in a book and then some. If it’s good enough that my exterior made my husband want to take the book away from me, it’s obviously one that you need to get your hands on immediately, if not sooner.”

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