Mark's mother, Molly, had been sick since he was a small boy. He was 16 when she died and he grieved as heavily as his father, Matthew, at her passing. He longed to prove himself to his father and offered to help with the family antique business, but his father seemed beyond help obsessed with his loss. Tilly Povey watched the boy's lonely existence with a heavy heart. Stella, Molly's sister, had always loved Matthew and hoped that he would turn to her in need, but Matthew was gradually falling apart and not even those closest to him could help. But Tilly was determined to help this troubled family.Ruth Hamilton is the author of 'Matthew & Son', published 2003 under ISBN 9780552149068 and ISBN 0552149063.