Hoping to finish this one today and pass it on!
Finished this earlier this week. The US title is The Lost Orphan. But I love the UK versions of her books so much more!
Bessie drops her daughter off at the foundling hospital the day after she was born. She saves up money for 6 years to get her daughter back. But when she shows up her daughters gone!
Not going to say much because it‘s my pick for #LitsyLoveWritesNBooks
This was put in the mail today Misty.
The second book by Stacey Halls and I enjoyed this even more than The Familiars which is saying something! The structure and point of view change work really well to keep you guessing at the characters‘ next moves. The whole storyline of a woman giving up a baby and then going back years later to collect her and she‘s already been collected, is brilliant. Easy to empathise with all the characters despite their being morally grey. Recommend!
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A story about mothers and all it means to love & care for a child. But what makes you a mother? Set against the backdrop of Georgian London, Halls has created a heartbreaking story about two women from different classes doing 'the right thing'. Halls will be an author I watch & wait for her next historic novel. History is made accessible by Halls & I have never enjoyed historical fiction like I do when written by her.
Last day of working from home as colleges return on Monday so making sure I take a lunch break and read a few pages. This book has me gripped already. I really like Stacey Halls style of writing and storytelling, she will definitely be an author I watch for new books 📚
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Bess takes her newborn, Clara, to London‘s Foundling Hospital fully intending to go back for her when she is able. Six years later Bess goes to claim her and is told that she already has, the day after Clara was left. Who took her, and why? Loved this! Emotional and atmospheric story of London in the 1750s.
A serious book hangover was approaching after my last great read, which was also quite intense. This was the perfect antidote; historical fiction which wasn‘t at all challenging but kept my attention. A good story well told, perfect lockdown #2 comfort reading! (Very confused by the cover blurb comparison to Hilary Mantel though, I have to say...)
1 depends on the book, and if someone wants to read it. I both keep and give away.
2. Tagged book or The Familiars by same author.
Thanks for the tag @PurpleTulipGirl
Tuesday is almost over but does anyone else want to play?
@ferskner tag your it!
Stacey Halls second novel is just as indulgent as her first, I read it much quicker than other books of the same length; Her writing just flows. I loved the character development, and thought the ending of the story was beautiful, and couldn‘t have been more perfect. Like her first book, I found this educational also, I had never heard of The Foundling Hospital before reading this, and now I have been researching more into its history. Great read!
“The Foundling” is a historical story set in Georgian London. This was my favourite read of the year so far and I think it‘ll be difficult to beat. The story is atmospheric, the characters are strong and the history is fascinating too. It‘s 5 stars from me!
My full review is up on my blog now 📚
This has a different name in the US (The Lost Child). I LOVED THIS BOOK!! I think I‘m becoming a bit of a Stacey Halls fan, to be honest. Bess Bright leaves her daughter at the Foundling Hospital with the intention of reclaiming her when she‘s older. 6 years later she goes back for her, and it transpires that she was collected the day after Bess left her - by Bess! So the mystery is: who took her, and where is she? Such a good book - read it!!
Have entered to win this on #Readersfirst Wish me luck 🤞 🍀 📚 📖
I loved this story! I was looking forward to reading this book so was very pleased when it became available by way of a competition on #Pigeonhole. It‘s beautifully and atmospherically written with some wonderful and realistic characters. The Foundling is such an immersing read, so much so I was easily transported to Georgian London and I became totally absorbed into Bess‘ and Alexandra‘s individual stories. I was gripped from beginning to end.
I have loads of books on the go at the moment, as well as lots of pol sci articles! Finished two this week, both pretty good, hope to finish the rest along with the tagged (which I am reading with Pigeonhole) next week.
Our last european trip as EU citizens 😩 🇪🇺 ♥
Reading this via #Pigeonhole
Just got this email from about Stacey Hall's new book.
Anyone know anything about this The Pigeonhole app? I have entered to become part of this and downloaded the app and it seems they do this with other books. 📚📖