The Forgotten Sister

Judy Summers
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Liverpool, 1848. When Meg's struggling family realise they can't feed all the children, Meg volunteers to go to the workhouse for one season, and she'll take her little sister, Rosie, with her. But Meg and Rosie are separated as soon as they enter the workhouse...

Abandoned and alone, can she find new hope?

Liverpool, 1848. Meg Shaw is the middle child of eight siblings, not quite old enough to bring in a wage to help her struggling family, but not young enough to be a babe to be cared for.

When the family realise they can't feed all the children, Meg makes a choice. She volunteers to go to the workhouse for one season, and she'll take her little sister, Rosie, with her. As long as they are together, they can make it through.

But the moment they enter the workhouse, Meg and Rosie are separated. Abandoned and alone, Meg is determined to make it through, and soon finds herself surrounded by a new family of vulnerable girls in need of protection and love.

Meg does all she can for her new sisters, but when a season passes and no one comes for her or Rosie, can she find a way to keep them all safe?

Author bio:

Judy Summers is an avid reader, historian and mother of three. Her forebears - some of whom probably entered England via Liverpool in the Victorian era - were miners, labourers and domestic servants. She finds these lives far more interesting than those of the upper classes. Judy lives in the English countryside with her family, and is a keen baker and gardener.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781787396906
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Welbeck
Pub Date: May 2022
Page Extent: 448
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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