Fallen Grace

Fallen Grace

eBook - 2011
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Poor, orphaned Grace Parkes is in a horrible situation. Her illegitimate child has just died in childbirth, so she's traveled to the Brookwood Cemetery to place the small infant's body in a rich lady's coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can do right by the little baby, and to avoid the disgrace of a pauper's grave.Grace meets two people at the cemetery who will have a most unusual affect on her life, though she doesn't know that yet. For now, Grace has to suppress her grief and get on with her meager life, scraping together enough pennies selling watercress for rent and food, and looking after her older sister, who is incapable of caring for herself. But a great fraud has been perpetrated on young Grace - and she is secretly the recipient of a most unusual legacy ? if only she is able to claim it. Of course, the rich only get richer in this gothic tale of class distinctions, mysterious secrets, and malicious fraud. A page turner of a gothic novel, about a poor orphan girl with a mysterious-and wealthy-legacy. Mary Hooper is a popular writer for children and young adults, best known in the US for her finely woven historical novels. Mary lives in England. www.maryhooper.co.uk
Publisher: [S.I.] : Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2011.
ISBN: 9781599906058
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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WGHolw
Feb 26, 2013

Wouldn't recommend for younger than 16 yrs. Deals with some heavy issues early on. Good read, although the characters are a bit translucent considering their background. Good story for young adults.

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timehascome
Mar 21, 2012

A very exciting read. The plight of the very poor in London 1800s weaves through the story of suspense and intrigue. Loved it.

LifefilledNights Feb 14, 2012

A great read. The plot was interesting and the characters were too. Very mysterious and eery, no clich├ęs. This book made me realize my live for historical fiction.

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EmilyChristopher
Aug 20, 2011

This was a really good book! The plot was interesting and and the ending was perfect!!

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Riceyy
May 15, 2011

This was the first of Mary Hooper's books that I read, and it was actually very enjoyable. Although, what mislead me at first was the description on the cover, "Death can be haunting". This was perhaps not the best way to describe the events of this story, but still somewhat suitable.
The setting was great, I loved the descriptions, and the characters' circumstances were so believable. Great book. :)

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Feb 26, 2013

WGHolw thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

LifefilledNights Feb 14, 2012

LifefilledNights thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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