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Bad Apple

by Rosie Goodwin

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

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This is a first novel, see what you think, will she make it in this crowded area? I think so. This is 1959, a tale of adversity, survival, courage and drama. Be prepared to cry.


Comparison: Josephine Cox, Lyn Andrews, Lynda Page.
Similar this month: Annie Wilkinson.

Sarah Broadhurst

Bad Apple Synopsis

Louise Hart has endured a great deal of pain from her callous husband Paul, but one cold December night in 1959 she can take no more. She and her son Davey escape their Coventry high-rise flat and flee to Tanglewood, the dilapidated ivy-clad mansion where her mother Dolly runs an animal sanctuary. Miserable and frightened, Louise longs to turn her back on the past, and create a happy new life for Davey. But Paul is in trouble with men more dangerous than himself. Unable to pay his debts, he blackmails Louise and those who love her, keeping a shadowy presence in their lives. Even the arrival of Charlie Fox, a stranger who becomes a true friend, cannot guarantee that the future will be safe...

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ISBN: 9780755320967
Publication date: 02/05/2005
Publisher: Headline
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755320967
Publication date: 2nd May 2005
Author: Rosie Goodwin
Publisher: Headline
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Sagas,

About 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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