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The Reluctant Heiress

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The brand-new unforgettable romance saga from the No.1 bestselling author

London was her home. It seemed impossible that she had grown up in the city without ever noticing the huge differences between those who had money and those who had next to nothing.

East-End London, 1858.
 
In London’s twisting streets, it’s hard to tell friend from foe. And for Katherine Martin, arriving back in London after years away, the city is far crueller than she remembers.
 
Her eyes opened to the plight of London’s poor, Kate is determined to do what she can to help – even if it means defying her parents.
 
In secret, she opens a soup kitchen. But there is a world of criminals within London’s poorest alleys. Catching the notice of Harry Trader and his gang, Kate is out of her depth. Until she begins to discover that her true enemies might not be who she thought . . .

The Sunday Times No.2 bestseller for the w/e 06/02/2021

Critics Review

  • Praise for Dilly Court:

    ‘Feisty female characters to fall in love with in a spirited, adventurous novel’ Sunday Express

    ‘Dilly Court’s latest novel is another page-turner that will keep you gripped to the end – 5 stars’ The People’s Friend

    ‘As always Dilly keeps you absorbed right to the end’ Choice

    ‘A rollicking, fast-paced adventure with a hint of romance!’ My Weekly

    ‘Spellbinding . . . you just keep turning the pages’ Daily Mail

    ‘A fast-paced, riveting read’ Sunday Express

    ‘A heart-warming, fast-paced story that will keep you gripped till the end’ The People’s Friend

    ‘Feisty female characters to fall in love with in a spirited, adventurous novel’ Sunday Express

    ‘Atmospheric, vivid and compelling’ My Weekly

    ‘An excellent, well-researched read’ People’s Friend

    ‘Perfect for Downton Abbey fans … heart-tugging’ Peterborough Telegraph

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