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Hope by Lesley Pearse – author of bestsellers Gypsy and Remember Me – is a historical novel of past scandal and its consequences in a compelling nineteenth century setting.

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Hope by Lesley Pearse

Hope by Lesley Pearse - author of bestsellers Gypsy and Remember Me - is a historical novel of past scandal and its consequences in a compelling nineteenth century setting. Her existence would be the ruin of her mother...Baby Hope, the unfortunate proof of Lady Harvey's adultery, is smuggled out of a privileged aristocratic household to a nearby village. There, her true identity a secret, she grows up in the arms of the poor, but loving, Renton family. But the day comes when Hope must pay her way. What could be more natural than being taken into service by the Harveys? However when she sees something she should not, she is threatened and blackmailed into leaving her beloved Rentons forever. Destitute on the streets of an unfriendly city, Hope's courage and kindness are recognized by a doctor. A talent for healing sees her taken on as nurse and destined for the horrific battlefields of the Crimea. But will Hope ever come home and uncover the true story of her birth?

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Hope is a gripping historical novel from the acclaimed Lesley Pearse.Her existence would be the ruin of her mother . . . Baby Hope, the unfortunate proof of Lady Harvey's adultery, is smuggled out of a privileged aristocratic household to a nearby village. There, her true identity a secret, she grows up in the arms of the poor, but loving, Renton family. * from the publisher's description * With characters it is impossible not to care about ... this is storytelling at its very best * Daily Mail * An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry * Woman's Weekly *


About the Author

Lesley Pearse

Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide and include most recently Dead to Me, Without a Trace, Survivor, Forgive Me and The Promise. Her new novel The Woman in the Wood is a powerful, passionate and sinister tale of a young woman's courage, friendship and determination.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th January 2007

Author

Lesley Pearse

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
688 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Historical Fiction
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Historical fiction

ISBN

9780141046105

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