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Maggie's Child: Romance Fiction ~ Victorian Kindle Edition
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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!
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!
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.
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.
(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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