Ann Cliff was born in Yorkshire and brought up in a farming family. She writes frequently about nineteenth century Yorkshire and her previous novels include Summer by the Sea and Shadows on the Moor, also published by Robert Hale.
Poacher’s Moon by Ann Cliff – Official Blurb
When nursemaid Kate Cooper rescues poacher, William Thorpe, from a mantrap on her employer, Sir Titus Wiggins’s, land, they are unaware of the consequences of their meeting. Wiggins, a cruel, heartless lecher, dismisses Kate and she is forced to find other work.
She finds it with childhood friend Tom Ridley, a local landowner, and struggles to keep a professional distance from him, aware he is to marry elsewhere.
Healed by his lost love Judith, William joins Ridley on the night of the poacher’s moon when matters come to a head and passion and disaster collide at the Wiggins mansion leaving all searching for answers and the elusive happiness they so desire.
Praise for the author:
‘A beautifully written story… Reading it was an escape into an adventure’ – Historical Novels Review
‘She has lost none of her native honesty and charm’ – Northern Echo
‘A fascinating glimpse into the way of life of these earlier days’ – Wetherby Boston Spa & Tadcaster News
‘A delightful tale of romance and mystery’ – Lancashire Evening Post