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Publisher's Summary

Let best-selling author Lindsey Hutchinson transport you back in time to Marshall’s Children’s Home, for this heart-warming and unforgettable tale from the Black Country.

The Fitch children are finally safe, after they and their friends were rescued from the grim orphanage, Reed House, by Minnie and Billy Marshall. Their children’s home, Marshall’s, is full of love and laughter and a world away from their terrible ordeal of being sold to Una Reed for five shillings.

There are many more children who still need a home, especially in a world where the workhouse is the last option for desperate families and so Minnie makes it her mission to build Marshall’s into a refuge for all the waifs and strays. 

But kind hearts can be taken advantage of, and before long, Marshall’s in under attack. Can Minnie and Billy keep their family together and keep all the children safe, or will they be torn apart again? 

The queen of the Black Country sagas is back with a heart-warming and unforgettable tale of triumph against the odds. Perfect for fans of Val Wood and Lyn Andrews.

©2020 Lindsey Hutchinson (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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  • Jennyflubug
  • 03-03-2021

Why isn't 1st book on audio books

As I began listening to this story, which I was really enjoying, I realised there must be a previous book,. on searching for it, I found it is only in book form. Because I suffer with my eyes, I rely on audio books and find it really annoying when only part of the series is available, especially the first one of the series, there's been enough time now. So many writers do this, which I believe is unfair to your listeners who struggle to see and support and pay your books too.

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  • Louise Carter
  • 14-11-2021

The first book is on audible

The first book can be found on audible. It is called the five shilling children.

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  • R. Davies
  • 29-09-2021

Excellent escapism

Thoroughly enjoyed. No horrid things to wade through.
Enough warmth to lull you to sleep!

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  • pamela c.
  • 31-03-2021

Excellent

What a brilliant book excellently read, it kept me enthralled, I didn’t want to stop listening

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