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Maggie's Child: Romance Fiction ~ Victorian Kindle Edition
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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.
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!
(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)
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!
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.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was a go o d book,real'll y enjoyed it was differe t to books I usually read ,good ztory with a happy endi gPublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyable read. I was not too sure at the beginning but soon got drawn into Maggie's story and read on with interest.Published on 1 July 2014 by Joy B
I have never read any books by this author. I enjoyed the story of Maggie`s unhappy life and brutal violent husband. Read morePublished on 25 Jun. 2014 by treckie
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it. Well worth a read! One of the best I have read in a wee while!Published on 26 May 2014 by v finlay
enjoyable read. an insight into how life used to be. a very easy story to follow. heart warming just nicePublished on 14 April 2014 by Claire Fountain
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.Published on 10 Mar. 2014 by Jane A
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