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A Mother's Shame by Rosie Goodwin
  

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Wealthy Isabelle is incarcerated in a mental asylum for being pregnant out of wedlock. It’s 1857. Feisty Maria becomes her maid; it turns out she is pregnant too. Both girls are 17. It is obvious they must escape for to spend the rest of their lives in such a place would indeed send them mad. Hooray for Isabella’s mother who eventually sends the girls to the son in Tasmania and a very exciting life. Great fun.

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A Mother's Shame by Rosie Goodwin

One dismal day in 1857, Maria Mundy arrives at Hatter's Hall, the local mental asylum, not as an inmate but as a worker. Here, she is ordered to care for Isabelle Montgomery, the daughter of an influential land-owner. But Isabelle is not insane. She, like many other young women confined within the walls, has been banished here by her family. Hatter's Hall serves to hide unmarried women, in the family way, from prying eyes. As the women's lives become entwined, they realise the dangers they face. But there is only one way out of Hatter's Hall. The women must escape and there is one man who can help, Isabelle's brother Joshua - who can barely keep his eyes off Maria. Otherwise, there's every chance they might never leave.

Reviews

'Goodwin is a master of her craft: she excels in writing about the complexity of relationships, the hardships of life, the ties of family and the joys of love and friendship.'
Lancashire Evening Post

'Rosie is a talented storyteller.'
Dee Williams

About the Author

Rosie Goodwin

Rosie Goodwin has written a number of bestselling classic, contemporary and historical sagas. She worked in social services for many years. She lives near Nuneaton with her husband and their three dogs. Rosie is now rated amongst the top 100 most borrowed library authors in the UK.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd April 2014

Author

Rosie Goodwin

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www.rosiegoodwin.co.uk/

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Publisher

Corsair an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Family Drama
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Sagas

ISBN

9781472101709

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