The Workhouse Daughter by Rosie Darling
Work hard and avoid the workhouse her Papa had always told her.
But Papa was dead, and now six-year-old Amelia Gladstone was living in her darkest dreams.
Life would have been unbearable if it weren’t for Robert Merriweather, a fellow workhouse orphan, who had more than a touch of daring and adventure about him.
Then, her life took another dramatic twist when her uncle arrived from America to pluck her from a life of poverty into the luxury of wealth. However, her aunt and her cousin Henrietta were determined that she remember her station and both were horrified at the periodic appearances of the “workhouse rat”, Robert.
As Amelia matured into a blossoming beauty, she attracted the attention of the dashing army captain Edward Swansong. But just as she believes she has found love Robert appears back in her life again and has the gravest concerns about the man courting his childhood friend.
Would Amelia find happiness with her handsome soldier? Or would the mistakes of the past catch up with her and bring her back to the dark streets of the East End of London and the horrors of life in the workhouse?
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