Since the death of their mother, the Garland family have struggled to survive. Margaret, beautiful and spoilt, is desperately ill with consumption; Jack, headstrong and wilful, rebels against their poverty-stricken circumstances, and it is left to young Clara to keep the family going. The rich, landowning Grover family are ruthless and arrogant, and care little for others; their cruel behaviour towards their horses shows the contempt with which they treat everyone. So when Margaret falls madly in love with the youngest Grover son, events soon spiral out of control for everyone, not least Clara.
Original title: Small Gains
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ England