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Summary

From the Sunday Times best-selling author of A Maiden's Voyage; perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Katie Flynn and Catherine Cookson.

1874.

Growing up in extreme poverty in London, Pearl thinks life can get no worse. But when her parents discover there's yet another baby on the way, they have to tighten the belt even further. Pearl's mother decides to send her and her younger sister Eliza to the workhouse, where they are forced into a new life of hardship and struggle.

Pearl's hopes are raised when the workhouse offers the sisters a new life in Canada and they board an orphan ship transporting unwanted children across the seas. Pearl hopes their luck has finally changed when she and Eliza are hired by the kindly Mrs Forbes to work in her grand house together. But when Pearl meets their mistress's bullying son Monty he reveals he will stop at nothing to make her life a misery.

Will Pearl ever find the home she so craves?

Featuring an exclusive prequel to the next book in the Precious Stones series, A Simple Wish.

©2021 Rosie Goodwin (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

Critic reviews

"Goodwin is a master of her craft. The perfect book for a cold winter's evening." (Lancashire Evening Post)

"Goodwin is a fabulous writer." (Worcester Evening News)

"A vibrant page-turner with entrancing characters." (Margaret Dickinson)

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An Orphans journey

I love all Rosie goodwin books and I really enjoyed this one and I didn't want it to stop. I can't wait to see if there's any more! And the narrator I love listen to her voice I can get really into the books when she is Reading thank you both
Sue Marsh xx

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Beautiful.

Loved this book. Couldn't stop listening, quite a few late nights. Narration also brilliant. Well deserved 5 stars.

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Loved this book I couldn't wait to find out more about Pearl loved happy ending

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brilliant book

absolutely loved this book, I was hooked, well worth a read. I can't wait for the next book.

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Another amazing book

Rosie writes with such passion and detail, I love her books they are hard to put down

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Thoroughly enjoyed

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story, I love all Rosie Goodwin stories and always feel sad when I come to the end of the stories, I just want them to carry on.
Thank you Rosie xx

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Very Enjoyable

I enjoy listening to Rosie Goodwins books 📚 they are what I call an easy listen