A Mother's Gift
Matthew Hamilton, the unscrupulous owner of the mine, takes advantage of her distress in the most despicable manner.
After the birth of their son, Eliza naively hopes her husband Jack will put his gambling habit behind him and become more responsible.
A Mother's Courage
Eleanor Saint spends as much time as she can helping in the community of her small mining town.
The Servant Girl
Forced to become a kitchen maid at Fortune Hall, Hetty Pearson strikes up an unlikely friendship.
A Daughter's Duty
When young Rose Sharpe is forced to leave school at the age of fourteen, her dreams of independence are left in tatters.
A Daughter's Gift
When Elizabeth and her four sibling are orphaned, she and her brother are sent to a children's home; their younger sisters into foster care.
When Molly Mason's father dies in a pit accident, she is left penniless and alone.
Lottie is just three years old when her Mammy dies and she is sent to the workhouse.
The Coal Miner's Daughter
Growing up in poverty, one of six siblings, Hannah Armstrong never thought she'd know anything other than her little mining town.