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The Girl From Poor House Lane By Freda Lightfoot

The Girl From Poor House Lane
by Freda Lightfoot

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The childless Tysons offer to adopt widowed Kate O'Connor's son Callum and employ her as his nanny. She seizes the chance to give him a better life. It is a bittersweet arrangement, but Callum faces a greater danger from Eliot Tyson's brother Charles, who views him as a threat to his inheritance.
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The Girl From Poor House Lane Summary

The Girl From Poor House Lane by Freda Lightfoot

In the first years of the twentieth century, the slums of Poor House Lane are no place to bring up a child, and Kate O'Connor struggles to make ends meet when her beloved husband is killed, leaving her a single mother with a baby to support on the meagre hand-outs she gleans from charity. So when the childless Tysons, owners of Kendal's shoe factory, offer to adopt her son, Callum, and employ Kate as his nanny, she seizes the chance to ensure he has a better life. To be so close to her son, yet no longer be his mother, is bittersweet. But Kate is not prepared for the jealousy the new arrangement provokes in Eliot Tyson's brother, Charles, who sees Callum as a direct threat to his inheritance. But then events take an unexpected turn. Kate finds herself back in Poor House Lane facing a heartrending decision -- how to find her missing son.

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The Girl From Poor House Lane Reviews

Praise for Freda Lightfoot: 'Freda Lightfoot's talent for creating believable characters makes this a page-turning read.' -- Newcastle Evening Chronicle 'Charming and exciting ... A lovely story by an author with extraordinary feeling in her writing.' -- Bangor Chronicle 'Real people and real dramas are her mainstays' -- Westmorland Gazette 'The writer clearly knows her Manchester well, especially the canals, warehouses, factories and humble shops and dwellings of the poor. Her historical research has been painstaking and the sense of the period is very real' -- Historical Novel Society

About Freda Lightfoot

Freda Lightfoot was born and brought up in the mill towns of Lancashire. She has been a teacher, bookseller and smallholder but began her writing career by publishing over forty short stories and articles and five historical romances. She has a flat in the Lake District and a house in a small mountain village in Spain. To find out more information, visit Freda's website on

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The Girl From Poor House Lane by Freda Lightfoot
Freda Lightfoot
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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