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Maggie's Child

Maggie's Child [Kindle Edition]

Glynis Smy
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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When farmer’s wife Maggie Sawbury gives birth to her fifth child, the only one that has lived and the result of an extra-marital affair, she is heartbroken and desperate. Maggie knows her joyless life with a bully of a husband is not one a child should endure, and she leaves the baby at the roadside to be found by passers-by.

Her money-driven husband announces he has found her another job in the village of Redgrave, aside from the many tasks she has on Windtop farm. He is totally unaware the position comes with a secret. One that frightens and yet brings joy to Maggie. She is to become wet-nurse to her abandoned child.

Love, and the possibility of incest, threaten to open old wounds, and Maggie has several decisions to make. However, will they be the right ones? If she tells all she knows, it will bring about the destruction of three families. Equally, her silence could be just as destructive. She shares her secret with another, the result changes her life, and a death brings with it more secrets. Will Maggie stay or will she walk away and find the love she craves?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2892 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Anastasias Publishing Europe; First Edition edition (16 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #112,570 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I live by the sea in Harwich, Essex. My genre is historical romance with a twist. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research.

Over the years I've won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line.

When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughter.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love at its best! 19 Dec 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is Author Glynis Smy's second book. I read her first and was eagerly awaiting this one. I was not disappointed!

Life in the 1800's was difficult and Maggie's life was touched with hardships. And in one moment when her child breathed life, Maggie found a love that was stronger, and deeper that she could imagine. With another sacrifice at hand she was able to give her child something she desperately wanted him to have. The winds of fate turned and through her sacrifice a gift was also given. A bright light of her despairing home life. And the end, karma shows up and shows up well.

Superb writing Author Glynis Smy and I am eagerly awaiting Ripped Genes to appear!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Evocative Read with Great Plot Twists 17 Dec 2012
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I really enjoyed author Glynis Smy's 'Ripper, My Love', so I couldn't wait to read her next novel. I wasn't disappointed! With a great cast of characters - both likeable and dislikeable - and fantastic plot twists, I couldn't help turning the pages for more. Main character Maggie's determination and strength despite the numerous hardships she faces pulled me through the novel.

Smy has a fantastic way of painting scenes and even though this novel is set in the past, I could clearly envisage the farm where Maggie toils and the village setting.

Another evocative novel by Smy - I'm looking forward to reading another novel by this author now!
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read 1 July 2014
By Joy B
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Enjoyable read. I was not too sure at the beginning but soon got drawn into Maggie's story and read on with interest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and Emotional 28 Jun 2014
Glynis Smy really knows how to pull your heart strings. I found myself teary-eyed on many occasion, even when I was happy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really good book! 26 May 2014
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I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it. Well worth a read! One of the best I have read in a wee while!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great 14 April 2014
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enjoyable read. an insight into how life used to be. a very easy story to follow. heart warming just nice
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4.0 out of 5 stars Should be 4 ½ * 27 Mar 2014
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The year is 1856 and Maggie gives birth secretly to her fifth and only living child after an extra marital affair.

The opening scene is strong, almost harrowing as we stay hidden with Maggie as she gives birth and then abandons her baby with the hope that he is saved by someone who can give him a loving home. Many of the scenes in the book are vividly described but not graphic but still heart stopping, you have to keep reading and turning pages.

Maggie was sold by her parents as a young teenager to a local farmer, her life is hard, her husband is a brute and a beast and runs his farm with a stern hand and minimum welfare of his employees. He drinks and gambles and beats Maggie and you can probably guess the rest.

Maggie has friends who help her emotionally and physically and several years later she is able to return the favour.

The book is well researched and you feel as though you are in the times of the 1850’s in rural England.

A great book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Easy Read 10 Mar 2014
By Jane A
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What a nice gentle story. I thought it would be too 'light' but it kept me page turning and left me with a happy feel at the end.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book ruined by ending
I have never read any books by this author. I enjoyed the story of Maggie`s unhappy life and brutal violent husband. Read more
Published 1 month ago by karen stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars captavating
I do actually know glynis smy which made reading the book even more exciting ,I was totally smitten by it I couldn't wait to read it chapter by chapter no boring parts like some... Read more
Published 7 months ago by rosie
4.0 out of 5 stars Dramatic Start, and Pleasant Read to Final Twist
I enjoyed reading this book and could have rated it higher but for a few typo errors which hadn't been picked up. The author appeared to have researched the period well. Read more
Published 14 months ago by jakill
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I loved this book couldn't put it down cannot wait to read more of her stories highly recommend it to anyone
Published 14 months ago by Annie's the first time
5.0 out of 5 stars another amazing read !!!
This is my second book from author Glynis Smy and again not disappointed . a heart tearing and emotional book with an amazing ending that i didn't see coming, and that's what i... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Sally Duckworth
2.0 out of 5 stars Did not like
I tried several times to read this book but could not get away with it so ended up unistalling it
Published 17 months ago by julietromeo
5.0 out of 5 stars From the first few pages I was hooked
Historical fiction has never appealed to me but from the first few pages I was hooked. The author, Glynis Smy, set the scene well and her description of the characters were very... Read more
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