The Stolen Child

The Stolen Child : The most heartwrenching and heartwarming saga you'll read this year

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'One of the nation's favourite saga writers' Lancashire Post

'A real heartbreaker' Peterborough Telegraph

'Brimming with high drama, anguish, love, loss, tragedy, and gripping twists and turns, this is an absorbing and poignant story... Felton, a born storyteller, has a warm and compassionate heart...and an eye for the rich period detail that brings the past to life' Lancashire Post

A powerful new saga from Jennie Felton in the grand tradition of Josephine Cox, Dilly Court, Maggie Hope and Rosie Goodwin of love, loss, tragedy, drama, secrets and twists and turns.

Readers are hooked by The Stolen Child!

'Like the twists and turns...a great read' 5* reader review

'Keeps you on the edge...could not put it down' 5* reader review

'A heartbreaking read. 5 stars' 5* reader review

'A must read' 5* reader review

Will anyone believe her baby is gone?

When Stella Swift is discovered holding a shard of broken glass near her newborn baby boy, fears that she might harm William result in her being taken to Catcombe - the local asylum. Although the regime is not as harsh as it once was, it's not somewhere that Tom wants to send his wife - but he has no choice.

Turning to his kind-hearted sister-in-law Grace for help taking care of his other three children whilst he keeps working at the mine seems like the simplest solution until Stella is well - if only there wasn't the shared history between Tom and Grace...

At first Catcombe seems to offer the respite Stella needs - until one day she becomes convinced that the baby the nurses have given to her is not William. Is Stella losing her mind? Or is it true that a mother will always know her own child?

Don't miss Jennie's Families of Fairley Terrace series, which began with Maggie's story in All The Dark Secrets and continued with Lucy's story in The Miner's Daughter, Edie's story in The Girl Below Stairs, Carina's story in The Widow's Promise and Laurel's story in The Sister's Secret.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 22mm | 312g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472256441
  • 9781472256447
  • 1,863,309

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A great read with a cast of believable characters * People's Friend * If you like the style of Catherine Cookson, Josephine Cox or Katie Flynn then you'll enjoy this * Books With Wine And Chocolate * Has everything a family saga should have - happiness, extreme sadness, love, death, births, etc. but above all it was a real page turner... Thank you, Jennie, for writing such a wonderful book * Boon's Bookcase * Enthralling . . . Jennie Felton . . . writes her stories straight from the heart . . . evokes time and place with compelling authenticity, and conjures up a feisty heroine and a cast of engaging characters * Lancashire Evening Post * Fans of Katie Flynn will love this * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * Believable characters, a vivid sense of time and place, thoroughly enjoyable -- Rosie Goodwin
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About Jennie Felton

Jennie Felton grew up in Somerset and now lives in Bristol. She has written numerous short stories for magazines as well as a number of novels under a pseudonym. Her Families of Fairley Terrace Sagas series is about the lives and loves of the residents of a Somerset village in the late-nineteenth century, and started with All The Dark Secrets.

Visit Jennie on Facebook www.facebook.com/JennieFeltonAuthor and follow her on Twitter @Jennie_Felton for all her latest news.
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49 ratings
4.73 out of 5 stars
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4 18% (9)
3 4% (2)
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