Anna Of The Five Towns by Bennett Arnold
Miserly and mysterious the richest man in the Five Towns lives simply ruling his household with an iron fist and a cruel temper. His daughter Anna is used to the life of strict thrifty order imposed by her father. But when she comes of age Anna inherits a small fortune and attracts the attentions of the town's most eligible bachelor. A new world seems to be opening to Anna but her heart given a taste of freedom leads her in unexpected directions.