To start again, Mary must leave the past behind...With no husband and two small children to care for, survival is Mary’s only concern. She needs money … and can’t be too choosy about the job.Mr Wetherby doesn’t need any more workers for his expanding business, but as a favour to an old acquaintance, he’ll make an exception … for Mary.As their paths cross, can they build the foundations of a happy life together? Or will a web of lies and deceit be the undoing of them?Hooks & Eyes is the first book in The Ambition & Destiny Series, a Victorian-era family saga. If you like 19th-century historical fiction and tales of women fighting for their families, then you'll love the first installment in VL McBeath's engaging series.GOLD Quality Mark"The story is well constructed with strong characters and an interesting storyline and is deserving of a gold standard.” BooksGoSocialGet Hooks & Eyes today and start the journey through Victorian-era England!Please Note: The Ambition & Destiny Series consists of 5 books that form one story. Each ends with a cliffhanger and it is recommended that the Parts are read in sequential order. The book is written in UK English.