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In the filth-ridden streets of East End in London, Young Elsie Griggs knows little more than grueling poverty and constant hunger. The bright spot in her life is her loving mama, who means everything to her. When Mama becomes ill, Elsie must get a job to support the family - since her rebellious brother Philip is hardly ever home. But Elsie does so willingly; she’ll do anything for her mother.

But working as a personal maid in Whiston Manor proves a constant challenge for Elsie. Mrs. Whiston is irritable, critical, and hateful to her. The only good thing about the manor is Mrs. Whiston's grandson, the kind and charming Andrew - who is out of bounds to Elsie.

As Elsie's attraction to Andrew grows, she has no way of knowing a series of tragedies are barreling toward her that will rip her entire world apart, setting her on a new path. But will this new path include Andrew? Or will it lead her further away from him and into a world of loneliness and regret?

A gripping listen set in Victorian London with people so desperately poor, they will do anything to survive.

©2019 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2020 Tica House Publishing LLC

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 25-08-2020

Hard times

I must say I’m not usually a fan of historical books but this one has a lovely storyline. It shows the hardships of life and class. Very enjoyable. Great narration.
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  • 13-07-2020

A Daughters Desperation

Most stories form this time are from the rich side of life. This is not that kind of story. The story reminds us life was not all about parties and balls and all the food you can eat. It's quite the opposite. Elsie's father has passed away and her mother is ill, her no good brother is angry at the world and is not interested in helping out much. He mostly complains of what they don't have instead of what he could do to help. Elsie's mother hears of a job as a live in companion for her daughter and sends her off to get the job. Only now who will look after her mother. This is a very heart wrenching story. The narration is nice and was easy to listen to. Thanks Audiobook Obsession for the recommendation.

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