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Author: Pearse, Lesley
ISBN: 9780141046105
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2010
Pages: 660
Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm x 47mm
Format: Paperback / softback

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? ‘Characters it is impossible not to care about.’ Daily Mail