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A Mother's Shame | [Rosie Goodwin]

A Mother's Shame

On the outskirts of Nuneaton stands Hatters Hall, home to the mentally insane. One rainy, dismal day in 1857, Maria Mundy arrives there to work. She is ordered to care for Isabelle Montgomery, daughter of an influential land-owner, but it becomes apparent that she has been falsely imprisoned. It’s going to take courage, determination, and resolve - but freedom is always worth fighting for.
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On the outskirts of Nuneaton stands Hatters Hall, home to the mentally insane. One rainy, dismal day in 1857, Maria Mundy arrives there to work.

She is ordered to care for Isabelle Montgomery, daughter of an influential land-owner, but it becomes apparent that she has been falsely imprisoned. It’s going to take courage, determination, and resolve - but freedom is always worth fighting for.

©2013 Rosie Goodwin (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

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    Which came first... the books or the glasses?

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    This book started interestingly enough but it eventually became slow and boring. The characters, especially one of them, became caricatures. I could only finish Part 1 and then I had enough. I believe I could predict what was going to happen and how it was going to end. The narrator was good. She is probably the reason I hung in there as long as I did.

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    I enjoyed this story overall, it did take me a little while to get into as I felt it was a bit of a miserable tale, but once I got over the initial chapters I was quite hooked. There were a few things that I felt were a bit rushed - at the end Maria's and Josh's response to a disclosure was odd to say the least, but still overall I enjoyed the book. The narration was well done.

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