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The Lonely Orphan

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What to expect

The emotional, heartrending story from the bestselling author of The Orphans of Halfpenny Street and An Orphan’s Dream


Can he find a new family?

Schoolboy Luke runs away to London, far from the abusive orphanage where he grew up. Desperate not to end up as a petty criminal, forced to beg for scraps on the street. Luke wanders the East End docks searching for honest employment and a morsel of food.

Longing to be a part of the close-knit community, Luke volunteers to work with the local doctor and his wife. Their welcoming home is all he’s ever wished for. But not everyone wants the best for Luke and his new friends.

A dangerous man is looking for revenge, and Luke risks being pulled into the dark criminal underworld of the docks. Will he be forced to sacrifice the life he’s built for himself in order to protect those he’s grown to love?

Reader’s love Cathy Sharp

‘A brilliant book!’ 5* Amazon reviewer

‘Enjoyed every page’ 5* Goodreads reviewer

Critics Review


  • Reader’s love Cathy Sharp

    ‘Loved this book … had me gripped waiting for the next page’ 5* Amazon reviewer

    ‘Another brilliant book’ 5* Amazon reviewer

    ‘A must read’ 5* Amazon reviewer

    ‘I could not put it down’ 5* Amazon reviewer

    ‘Keeps you captivated start to finish.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer

    ‘Absolutely brilliant’ 5* Goodreads reviewer

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