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The Mill Girl by Rosie Goodwin
  

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1850 and the story of Maryann whose life seems to be doomed with one disaster after another. Many early deaths leave her the central female figure of a large family. The two eldest boys and her father work in the mill where conditions are pretty bad. Years later through many a trial and tribulation Maryann finds herself in a position to influence improvements. This is a truly unputdownable, incident-filled drama; highly recommended.

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Synopsis

The Mill Girl by Rosie Goodwin

Love, family and survival ...Life is tough on the cobbled backstreet courtyards of Abbey Street, Warwickshire, in the 1840s: boys are destined for the pit and girls for the mill. Despite this, clever, feisty Maryann is happy there - until her mother dies. Her family collapses, leaving Maryann coping with everything, exhausted and lonely. Especially as Toby, the boy she is set on marrying, insists they wait. When things are at their bleakest, Maryann is offered a lifeline: a position as nanny to the daughter of the mill owner, Wesley Marshall. Though the house is filled with secrets and heartache, there is kindness, too, and to Maryann's surprise she grows close to Marshall. But their relationship has not gone unnoticed and it threatens to unleash a world of problems on them all ...A warm and captivating story of fighting for love in the face of adversity, from much-loved author Rosie Goodwin.

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

'The new Catherine Cookson.'

-Coventry Evening Telegraph

'A gifted writer. Tells a cracking story and does so with an insight into people that is rarely found.'

-Nottingham Evening Post

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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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Rosie Goodwin

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www.rosiegoodwin.co.uk/

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Format

Hardback

Categories

Sagas and Romance
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ISBN

9781472101747

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