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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Paperback. Pub Date :2007-1-1 Pages: 659 Publisher: Oversea Publishing House Smuggledl away from the rich Harvey household to a nearby village. Hope grows up in the arms of the warm and loving Renton family. her true identity a secret. But her idyllic childhood comes to an end when she is taken into service by the Harvesey. setting in motion a chain of event ~ that will see iler blackmailed into leaving her beloved family for ever. Destitute on the streets of Bristol. hope nevertheless finds the courage to nuTse those dyingn of cholera and soon her new-found talent for healing sees her heading for the horrific battlefields of the Crimea But the secrets of the past are not yet done with Hope Rcnton -. and she must return to England to face the legacy of her birth ...From the Back Cover:
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.
But the day comes when Hope must pay her way. What could be more natural than being taken into service by the Harveys? However when she sees something she should not, she is threatened and blackmailed into leaving her beloved Rentons forever.
Destitute on the streets of an unfriendly city, Hope's courage and kindness are recognized by a doctor. A talent for healing sees her taken on as nurse and destined for the horrific battlefields of the Crimea.
But will Hope ever come home and uncover the true story of her birth?
'Characters it is impossible not to care about' Daily Mail
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd (UK), 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX014101699X