Somerset, 1836, and baby Hope is cast out from a world of privilege as living proof of her mother's adultery ...Smuggled away from the Harveys and Briargate House to a nearby village, Hope grows up in the arms of the warm and loving Renton family, unaware of her true identity. But fate has harsh plans for Hope and a chain of events sees her forced to lead a vagabond's existence until she finds the courage to fight back and prove herself a fearless and able nurse, a vocation that takes her to the horrific battlefields of the Crimea.But the secrets of the past are not yet done with Hope Renton and she must return to England to face the legacy of her birth ...With the storytelling magic that has won Lesley Pearse millions of fans, Hope is the portrait of a remarkable woman who will never let the world - or injustice - bring her down.
- Paperback | 688 pages
- 110 x 172 x 44mm | 358.34g
- 11 Jan 2007
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Hope is a gripping historical novel from the acclaimed Lesley Pearse.Her existence would be the ruin of her mother . . . Baby Hope, the unfortunate proof of Lady Harvey's adultery, is smuggled out of a privileged aristocratic household to a nearby village. There, her true identity a secret, she grows up in the arms of the poor, but loving, Renton family. * from the publisher's description *
About Lesley Pearse
Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over 10 million copies worldwide and include, most recently, The Woman in the Wood, Dead to Me, Without a Trace, Survivor, Forgive Me and The Promise. Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and four grandchildren.