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Maggie's Child: Romance Fiction ~ Victorian by [Smy, Glynis]
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About the Author

Shortlisted author for the UK's Festival of Romance Fiction New Talent Award 2014. I live by the sea in the UK. 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 granddaughters. A proud moment in my life was when Maggie's Child reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list, and #25 in Historical Romance paid best-seller list. Please note: I write in UK English.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 566 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Anastasias Publishing Europe; First Edition edition (16 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ANY5ASA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #144,923 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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I defy anyone not to become totally involved in the trials and tribulations of Maggie, the feisty heroine of Smy's story. Although I rarely read historical novels, this one kept me riveted to my Kindle to the very end. Highly recommended.

(Disclosure: the author is personally known to me - we met at two literary events in 2014 but she does not know I am reviewing her book)
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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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What an outstanding book! This hooked me from the very first page and KEPT me hooked the entire way through. And that says something, especially for me who, if given the choice of various genres to read, would hesitate to pick up a historical book. (I designed the cover so thought I'd give it a whirl!)

One of the many brilliant things about this book is that, even though the historical setting is important, the three-dimensional characters shone right through it. It really could have been set anywhere and at any time, and I still would love it.

Glynis Smy's talent is a force to be reckoned with. Watch out. I've heard she's got more brilliance up her sleeve.

Disclaimer: I was not asked to read and review this book. I picked it up on my on accord without the author knowing.
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It is one o'clock in the morning and I couldn't go to sleep until I had finished reading this latest book by Glynis Smy. It has really captured my imagination with its intriguing plot and colorful characters. The book is real page turner and one which I would rank up there with Josephine Cox, Marie Joseph and Anna Jacobs, three of my all time favorite authors of historical fiction. It gives us a deep insight into the hardships of life in the nineteenth century. The heroine, Maggie, suffers dreadful cruelty at the hands of her miserly husband and through the love of her child, whom she cannot acknowledge she is determined to rise above it and eventually finds true love. This is a beautifully written book which I can highly recommend and I am really looking forward to the next book by this outstanding author.
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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 good. This enabled me to envisage the farm, the heart-breaking choices the main character Maggie had to make, and how women were treated in the 1800's. Maggie's Child is full of twists, turns and stirs different emotions. I would certainly recommend it.
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This booked walked me through life in a long forgotten rural England, where women's rights were few. Maggie's life is harsh, her husband difficult but she finds a way through and makes sure that her child will not have to endure the same fate.
The story is full of twists and turns that will keep you reading on to the last page, enjoying every moment. The characters are well rounded and the main story theme is well thought out.
I would highly recommend
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