The House of Closed Doors
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.
Adventurous and entertaining
Great read. I love stories about strong independent women!! Very entertaining.
I am notoriously not a fan of period pieces (movies or books) and when I began reading this book, within one chapter I was hooked! This is by far the most I’ve ever enjoyed a historical themed book. The twists and turns are so well written and the emotional journey is just amazing. I am so pleasantly surprised. I am officially now a fan of this author! I will absolutely be continuing this series.
It was good if you like that kinda thing.
It was interesting, kind’ve a slow read… not exactly my cup of tea.