The House of Closed Doors
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  • 1
    The House of Closed Doors | Jane Steen

    The House of Closed Doors

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jane Steen
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (43)
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    (38)
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    In Nell Lillington's small Midwestern town of the 1870s, marriage is the obvious fate of a young woman of some social standing. Yet Nell is determined to elude the duties and restrictions of matrimony. So when she finds herself pregnant at the age of 17, she refuses to divulge the name of the father and even her childhood friend Martin is kept in the dark. Nell's stepfather Hiram sends Nell to live at the Poor Farm of which he is a governor, to await the day when her baby can be discreetly adopted.

    A pleasing surprise!

    The book The House of Closed Doors, by Jane Steen, tells the story of Nell Lillington and her quest for independence. Nell is only 17 years old and li..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2016 by Maggie Tuliver ()
  • 2
    Eternal Deception: The House of Closed Doors, Book 2 | Jane Steen

    Eternal Deception: The House of Closed Doors, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jane Steen
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
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    (13)
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    (13)

    Kansas, 1872. Unwed mother Nell Lillington hopes to support her daughter Sarah and friend Tess by working as a seamstress in an isolated seminary. When her only ally among the seminary's leaders dies, she must choose between returning to her old life in Chicago and remaining in charge of her destiny.

    Great story with great characters

    Eternal Deception, by Jane Steen, is the second book of The House of Closed Doors series. In this book, we continue with Nell’s journey in search of i..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 30 2016 by Maggie Tuliver ()
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    The Shadow Palace: The House of Closed Doors, Book 3 | Jane Steen

    The Shadow Palace: The House of Closed Doors, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jane Steen
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    For unwed mother Nell Lillington, 1876 Chicago - and her new wealth - offer the promise of longed-for independence. She dreams of a place in society for her daughter Sarah and contentment for her friend Tess. Yet how can she settle in a town where she's far too likely to run into Martin Rutherford and his glittering, faithless wife, Lucetta? Can she resist her love for Martin for Sarah's sake?

    The Shadow Palace


    The Shadow Palace
    : Jane Steen

    The 3rd book in the trilogy, I listened to the first book, but somehow missed book 2. This being said..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 08 2017 by April H. (Kansas)