Mara Markham is a lonely 10 year old born into privilege. The granddaughter of a viscount, she is ridiculed by her spoiled and spiteful family. The unloved little girl seeks solace in the guise of food.
In another part of London, Jacob Abbot, 13, lives a wretched life and is forced to steal food to survive. Living in squalid conditions at the local orphanage, he and three friends are rescued by Mara from their plight, and thus their adventure begins.
This story will appeal to readers of all ages, as it chronicles two lost souls trying to find their place in life, despite the tensions of poverty, neglect, and cruelty. This unique novel tells of two lovers from very different upbringings who are united by their individual struggles and discover an unbreakable bond
Same as Of Angels and Orphans
I was very confused why the description of this book was the same as Of Angels and Orphans, so I did some investigating. It is supposedly a cleaner version. Which should say in the description so readers are not misled in thinking it is a whole new story entirely. Loved reading Of Angels and Orphans and a few of her other books.