Rosie Goodwin Historical Novels

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 The Winter Promise  

1850.

When Opal Sharp finds herself and her younger siblings suddenly orphaned and destitute, she thinks things can get no worse. But soon three of them - including Opal - are struck down with the illness that took their father, and her brother Charlie makes an impossible decision. Unable to afford a doctor, he knows the younger children will not survive. So, unbeknownst to Opal, Charlie takes their younger siblings to the workhouse. When she finds out, Opal is heartbroken, and things go from bad to worse when Charlie is accused of stealing and transported on a convict ship to Australia.

Homeless and alone, Opal doesn't know where to turn, but then she manages to secure a position as a lady's maid, working for the formidable but kind-hearted Mrs King. She thinks she has finally found some security in life, until she attracts the unwanted attention of her mistress's son . . .

Desperately missing her family, Opal makes a promise to reunite them all one day. But will the Sharps ever find their way back to each other?

 

An Orphan's Journey  

1874.

Growing up in extreme poverty in London, Pearl thinks life can get no worse. But when her parents discover there's yet another baby on the way, they have to tighten the belt even further. Pearl's mother decides to send her and her younger sister Eliza to the workhouse, where they are forced into a new life of hardship and struggle.

Pearl's hopes are raised when the workhouse offers the sisters a new life in Canada and they board an orphan ship transporting unwanted children across the seas. Pearl hopes their luck has finally changed when she and Eliza are hired by the kindly Mrs Forbes to work in her grand house together. But when Pearl meets their mistress's bullying son Monty he reveals he will stop at nothing to make her life a misery.

Will Pearl ever find the home she so craves?

 

  • Author  -  Rosie Goodwin
  • Series / Key Character  -  n/a
  • Illustrated  -  No
  • Age range  -  Adult
  • ISBN  -  Various
  • Publisher  -  Zaffre
  • Date  -  2021
  • Format  -  Paperback
  • Approx. size  -  20 x 13 cm
  • Weight  -  390g
  • No. of pages  -  n/a
  • RRP  -  £7.99