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We Would Have Been Swans Margaret Stephenson

We Would Have Been Swans

Margaret Stephenson

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Esther Watson kept a shocking secret for more than fifty years. When she tries to share that secret with one of the only two people she has ever loved, the truth about her life unfolds.Born in a village near Newcastle in 1886, her childhood wasMoreEsther Watson kept a shocking secret for more than fifty years. When she tries to share that secret with one of the only two people she has ever loved, the truth about her life unfolds.Born in a village near Newcastle in 1886, her childhood was marred by an uneasy relationship with her cold and cynical mother, Hannah. When her father is killed in a mining accident, Esther and Hannah are thrown together in a struggle to survive.The church and her naive religious faith are Esthers rock, but Hannah seeks help elsewhere.As Esther grows into womanhood, her faith in God is shattered by Batu Ophiah, a visiting missionary from Africa. but fragments of that faith are embedded in her heart.She trains as a teacher and moves to a village in the beautiful Tyne Valley, but as the Great War begins Esther realises her life is empty. That she has never loved anyone. A chance encounter with Arthur Gordon changes that and Esthers life forever.