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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  97 ratings  ·  8 reviews
It was a love forbidden but never forgotten-When Harry Cotton returned to Wales, Angharad Owain found paradise - despite her father's violent warnings against the Cottons of Llyn Fair. For she and Harry were in love, untouchable. Until a shocking revelation drives Angharad to flee, pregnant and penniless, to London. There, struggling to make a new life for herself and her ...more
Published June 1st 2001 by Arrow (first published July 1984)
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Leanne Hunt
I really enjoyed the gentle Welsh setting of this novel. It took me right out of my busy city environment and transported me, as if on an extended holiday, into the hills and villages of what is, for me, a little-known region of Britain. The characters were beautifully portrayed, giving me the sense that I knew them as real people. My only regret is that the first chapter opened so slowly and in such sterile surroundings because it almost put me off the book altogether. Only once the story moved ...more
Laxmi Jilka
I read this book sometime back and although I can't remember the storyline as clearly now, it's a book that has stayed with me. It has that nostalgic feeling of childhood, innocence, play and the turning point when you realise that grown ups are not perfect and the world is not as simple as you once thought. After reading this book I have since read other books by Rosie Thomas, she is a wonderful author and I think Sunrise should be back on my "to read" shelf again soon.

Without question once again rosie manages to loose you in another place. I loved the depth of story and intricacy around the characters.
Loved, loved! Really got involved with the characters- they were well developed in my opinion and enjoyed the Welsh setting.
I could not put this book down until the end.
A young Welsh couple fall in love but cannot be together due to a dark secret in the past.
A shocking revelation drives the girl, now pregnant and penniless to London where she is helped by a man who gives her a job, a home and falls in love with her.
Eventually she returns to Wales and her home to seek out her childs father.
I always enjoy Rosie Thomas--this book kept me interested 100% of the time. I got to a point when I had to keep reading to find out who she wanted to be with !! A great read.
I really liked the story and read it in three evenings! Really enjoyed the difficult love story and All the hard times they had to go through.
Victoria  Jane
It's been a long time since I read a book in pretty much one sitting. This really gripped me and I struggled to put it down!
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Janey King, née Morris was born on 1947 in Denbigh, Wales, and also grew up in North Wales. She read English at Oxford, and after a spell in journalism and publishing began writing fiction after the birth of her first child. Published since 1982 as Rosie Thomas, she has written fourteen best-selling novels, deal with the common themes of love and loss. She is one of only a few authors to have won ...more
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