Why Join?

  • Add New Books

  • Write a Review

  • Backpack Reading Lists

  • Monthly Newsletter

Join Now

Rebecca’s Children

Rebecca’s Children

Author(s): Kate Dunn

Location(s): Carmarthenshire

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance

Era(s): Victorian

For centuries generations of the Jenkins family have eked out a living from their Carmarthensire hill farm. But when a fire destroys virtually all of their possessions the Jenkins children are forced to watch their lives crumble around them. Too young to have learnt the way the world works yet old enough to be expected to fend for themselves, Mary and William find they have barely enough left to provide for their basic needs. Mary’s only option is to take on more work and she accepts a position as companion to the elderly wife of a local solicitor with radical political ambitions and questionable morals. But William longs for action, and his sister begins to suspect he has become embroiled with the Rebeccaites, a shadowy group of Nationalists pitted against the English land owners whose tolls have bankrupted so many Welshmen. As tensions mount, Mary becomes ever more torn between her mistrust of the rebels’ violence and her growing attraction to Jack Ty Isha, one of their leaders. And when the British government decides to put a stop to the revolt, the danger to the men she loves increases a hundredfold…

Review this Book

To review this book, please

Log in

Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021