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The Stolen Baby

by Gwen Madoc

The Stolen Baby Synopsis

Fletcher Watkins is furious when his half-brother cuts off his allowance and names his newborn daughter as his heiress. With help from the ruthless gambler Jebediah Crabbe, he forms a callous plan to kidnap baby Blanche. Only a miracle saves the child and her gullible nursemaid Nesta from certain death. Seventeen years later, Bronwen Jenkins has no idea that she is anything but the daughter of Nesta and her hard-working husband Jim Jenkins. So when Jebediah Crabbe and Fletcher Watkins appear in sleepy Cwmrhyddin Cross - intent on making a fortune by snaring Jim into an illegal bare-knuckle boxing match - Bronwen thinks only of saving her father from injury in the ring. But if Crabbe and Watkins find out who she is, Bronwen will be in much worse danger herself . . .

The Stolen Baby Press Reviews

'A wonderfully warm Welsh saga.' Coventry Evening Telegraph on Daughter of Shame 'Compelling tale of passion, betrayal and tragedy...Rich characterisation.' South Wales Evening Post on Daughter of Shame 'Beautifully Welsh...Gwen Madoc has an exceptional talent for using very strong, terrifying, but frequently poignant and always believable, dialogue. By Lies Betrayed is thrilling...compelling reading...a most enjoyable and very fine piece of literature.' Bangor Chronicle 'A gritty welsh saga in the tradition of Meg Hutchinson.' Middlesborough Evening Gazette on By Lies Betrayed 'Poignant story...This author's indomitable writing talent, makes this another bestseller...a fast and exciting style of storytelling. This book of tragedy and inspiration, deserves pride of place at the top of any international booklist. Quite simply the greatest.' North Wales Chronicle on No Child of Mine

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340835234
Publication date: 9th May 2005
Author: Gwen Madoc
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Categories: Sagas,

About Gwen Madoc

Gwen Madoc lives in Swansea with her husband, Harry. She worked as a medical secretary before joining the Civil Service, and studied for five years with the Open University. She loves Swansea and its people, and has a keen interest in local history.

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