Sunderland author Glenda Young’s fouth novel is released in paperback on October 1st. Set between the coalmining village of Ryhope on the northeast coast and Scarborough in Yorkshire, The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon is published by Headline books.

When a newborn baby girl is found abandoned with nothing but a scarlet ribbon tied to her basket, Ada Davidson, housekeeper of the wealthy McNally family’s home, the Uplands, takes her into her care. Sworn to secrecy about the baby’s true identity, Ada names her Jess and brings her up as her own, giving Jess no reason to question where she came from.

But when Ada passes away, grief-stricken Jess, now sixteen, is banished from the place she’s always called home. With the scarlet ribbon the only connection to her past, will Jess ever find out where she really belongs? And will she uncover the truth about the ruthless McNallys?

Reviews and praise for Glenda Young’s books:

‘Real sagas with female characters right at the heart’ Jane Garvey, Woman’s Hour

If you love Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin, you’ll LOVE Glenda Young’s ‘amazing novels!’ (ITV’s This Morning presenter Sharon Marshall)

From the author of Pearl of Pit Lane, comes a dramatically powerful and romantic saga of tragedy and triumph. What readers are saying about Glenda’s heartwrenching sagas:

‘Better than a Catherine Cookson’ 5* reader review

‘Wonderful read, full of rich characters, evocative description and a touch of romance’ 5* reader review

‘Just wanted it to go on forever and read more about the characters and their lives’ 5* reader review

‘This author’s books always just get better and better’ 5* reader review

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