Today I am really excited to be joining the blog tour for The Foundling by Stacey Halls. Many thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour.
A superb 5* read that is already up there in my favourite reads of the year. I literally read this in a sitting as I just couldn’t put it down and keep recommending it as it was so memorable.
Bess is a desperate unmarried mother who works alongside her father in the market to help keep her family afloat. Her brother tells her about The Foundling and this is where her desperate journey begins with her newborn child. I had never heard of The Foundling hospital before reading this book and would now love to know more.
The characters are well described and so vivid that they jump off of the pages. The story is set in Pre-Victorian London and is a sensory overload of smells, noises and squalor. I really loved the story and found myself further absorbed the more it unfolded and was so sad to reach the end as I had truly loved losing myself in the story.
A truly addictive read that just pulls you in brimming with fantastic characters. It is beautifully written and a story that will stay with me, it was so memorable with a stunning cover that looks gorgeous on my book shelf.
Two women, bound by a child, and a secret that will change everything . . .
London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London’s Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, she is astonished when she is told she has already claimed her. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken her little girl – and why.
Less than a mile from Bess’s lodgings in the city, in a quiet, gloomy townhouse on the edge of London, a young widow has not left the house in a decade. When her close friend – an ambitious young doctor at the Foundling Hospital – persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her daughter, she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life. But her past is threatening to catch up with her and tear her carefully constructed world apart.
From the bestselling author of The Familiars comes this captivating story of mothers and daughters, class and power, and love against the greatest of odds . . .
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