Heedless. Stubborn. Disgraced.
Small town Illinois, 1870: "My stepfather was not particularly fond of me to begin with, and now that he'd found out about the baby, he was foaming at the mouth."
Desperate to avoid marriage, Nell Lillington refuses to divulge the name of her child's father and accepts her stepfather's decision that the baby be born at a Poor Farm and discreetly adopted.
Until an unused padded cell is opened and two small bodies fall out.
Nell is the only resident of the Poor Farm who is convinced the unwed mother and her baby were murdered, and rethinks her decision to abandon her own child to fate. But even if she manages to escape the Poor Farm with her baby she may have no safe place to run to.
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This book is great for both historical fiction and mystery lovers.
The House of Closed Doors
I read to be educated, or entertained... this story did both very well! The characters were delightful, the "mystery" intriguing, the history interesting, and the solution believable. I had a hard time putting it down! The only bad thing is now I need to get book 2 so that I can see what happens next. Great read.
Cheerful, intriguing; lighthearted yet substantive
I so enjoyed my afternoon with these characters!