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Sunday, 3 May 2015

The Fall and Rise of Lucy Charlton by Elizabeth Gill

The Fall and Rise of Lucy CharltonThe Fall and Rise of Lucy Charlton by Elizabeth Gill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Set in a male dominated time, during the 1920's.

Lucy always dreamed of working alongside her Father in his business, however, something terrible happens and scandal breaks out. She is disowned by her Father who she completely adores.

Lucy has nowhere to go, she is left on the streets. At that time, it was worse than today, the history and research that the author has gone into have come out to light brilliantly in these pages. Which makes this fictional novel very believable.

A few hard years pass.

Lucy life gets tied up with a fellah named Joe. She volunteers to help him, however, there are serious consequences to BOTH of them.

How can I not like this story.

This was a good read, if you like books based around this era its a book for you.

I would like to thank Quercus Books for allowing me the pleasure of reading and reviewing this

A gritty, emotional saga about a tragic loss, a mysterious inheritance, and one woman's determination to suceed in the male-dominated society of 1920s north England

1920, Durham. Since she was a child, Lucy Charlton has dreamed of working with her father in the family law firm. But a scandal shatters her dreams and, when her father disowns her, she finds herself on the streets, fighting for survival. Joe Hardy has returned to London after the Great War to find his life in tatters—his father is dead and his pregnant fiancĂ©e has disappeared. Then Joe learns he has unexpectedly inherited an old river house in Durham from a stranger called Margaret Lee. With nothing left for him in London, he makes arrangements to travel north and claim it. Lucy's determination has finally secured her a job as a legal secretary, campaigning for the rights of the poorest in society. As Joe arrives in her office to collect the keys to his new home, she promises to help him uncover information about his mystery benefactor. But before long, the past comes back to haunt them both, with shocking consequences.

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