I love reading historical fiction and taking a step back in time, in this story we meet Nellie as she is forced from her family home to work by her mother on her 15th birthday.
Throughout the story Nellie is faced with challenges and heartbreak as she finds that you can’t control who you fall in love with and she starts to understand the hostility her mother has always displayed towards her.
I liked Nellie as a character she had real grit about her and rather than complain she kept her head down worked hard and stayed determined to learn and achieve her goals. She demonstrated to all those around her that you could turn your life around if you worked hard enough and made some wonderful friends who became her family.
Another enjoyable read by Rosie Clarke set just before the outbreak of World War II with a glimpse of pre war London as we follow Nellie’s story as she grows from her teenage years into her younger adult years.
A new stand-alone saga set in Yorkshire around out the outbreak of the second world war and the unlikely relationship between a master and servant.
As a small child, Nellie Peace was always dreaming but sensed her mother’s rejection.
Abandoned and sent into service at Beaumont House at an early age, Nellie is lost and alone until she meets the unpredictable and reclusive artist, Lucas Harrington and falls in love with him.
This unlikely association between master and servant is encouraged by Lucas’s gentle natured Aunt Alice as Lucas sees something unusual in Nellie and is compelled to paint her.
Broken promises lead to inevitable heartbreak and Nellie flees Beaumont House in disgrace for London.
Alone again, Nellie must learn to live and fend for herself and her new-born child.
Can Nellie win a second chance of happiness and can she solve the mystery of her mother’s tortured past?
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Meet the Author
Rosie Clarke is a #1 bestselling saga writer whose most recent books include The Mulberry Lane series. She has written over 100 novels under different pseudonyms and is a RNA Award winner. She lives in Cambridgeshire. Rosie’s brand new saga series, Welcome to Harpers Emporium began in December 2019.
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