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Mary's Child

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444765243

Price: £5.49

ON SALE: 11th October 2012

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance

Set in the bustling shipbuilding community of Sunderland at a time of turmoil
abroad and grinding poverty at home, this is the unforgettable story of
Chrissie.

Adopted at birth by caring parents, she has a rosy childhood
and is determined to work hard and succeed. Until tragedy strikes, throwing her
on the mercy of a family where the new woman of the house has every intention of
getting rid of her – by whatever means it takes.

Penniless and
desperate, Chrissie struggles to support herself as the Victorian years give way
to the outbreak of the Great War. And hanging over the throughout her many
ordeals is the mystery of her true parents and her connection with the likes of
Jack Ballantyne, heir to a local shipyard.

Whatever destiny throws her
way, Chrissie and Jack find their paths continue to cross . . .

Reviews

Irene Carr is posing a serious challenge for the crown vacated by Catherine Cookson
<i>Sunderland Echo</i> on KATY'S MEN
Irene Carr knows the world she recreates in her tales and it shows in the detail . . . Lovers of North East sagas won't be disappointed
<i>Newcastle Evening Chronicle</i> on EMILY
A splendid tale of jealousy, revenge and hard-won love
<i>Bolton Evening News</i> on FANCY WOMAN
A warm-hearted yet gritty saga
<i>Paisley Daily Express</i> on LOVERS MEETING
'This novel has the clear ring of authenticity . . . the depth of the setting gives it its richness.'
Northern Echo on LOVE CHILD