A Pinch of Salt
By (author) Eileen Ramsay
Can you love too much and is it wrong to want the best for those you love? Life for a miner’s daughter in Scotland, 1910, was never going to be easy, but young Kate Kennedy has it tougher than most. When tragedy overshadows her family, she is forced to put childhood joys aside and roll up her sleeves, keeping her worries for her prayers. Almost without noticing the years pass, Kate becomes Charlie’s wife and a mother, still working, still looking after everyone except herself – and doing surprisingly well with her own bakery business. But what of the great plans she had for her family, her secret dreams? Sometimes it seems as if it has all been in vain…Set against the powerful backdrop of two World Wars, canny heroine Kate sets her shoulder against a tidal wave of change and struggles to cherish those she loves…Everything she did was for her family – they must have a better life
Eileen Ramsay was grew up in Dumfriesshire. After graduation she went to Washington DC, where she taught in private schools for some years, before moving to California with her Scottish husband. There, she raised two sons, finished her Masters Degree, fell in love with Mexico, and published her first short stories and a Regency novel. The family returned to Scotland where Eileen continued to teach and write and to serve – at different times – on the committees of The Society of Authors in Scotland, The Scottish Association of Writers and The Romantic Novelists Association. In 2004, her novel SOMEDAY, SOMEWHERE was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year award. Eileen is currently Chair of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.