Hope

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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Hope by Lesley Pearse, read by Lucy Brownhill.

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?

‘An emotional and moving epic you won’t forget in a hurry’ Woman’s Weekly

Critics Review

  • With characters it is impossible not to care about … this is storytelling at its very best

    Daily Mail
  • An emotional and moving epic you won’t forget in a hurry

    Woman's Weekly
  • Hope is a gripping historical novel from the acclaimed Lesley Pearse.

    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.

    from the publisher's description

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