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Abel's Daughter / For the Sake of Her Children

(2000)
An omnibus of novels by

 
 
Includes both books; Abel's Daughter and For the Sake of Her Children Abel's Daugher: Shocked beyond measure at her wrongful arrest and imprisonment, Phoebe Pardoe finds it hard to adjust to the harsh cruelty of life in the infamous Handsworth Prison. Physically abused and beaten, she struggles to maintain her unconquered spirit, not knowing that her detention was the work of her jealous Aunt Annie. But Phoebe has a guardian angel in the form of Sir William Dartmouth who eventually engineers her release. Despite being free, Phoebe must continue to fight, struggling to make a living for herself in the face of prejudices and forge her own path in the male dominated business world. And Aunt Annie has not given up her perverse quest for revenge.... In the grand, gritty tradition of Josephine Cox and Catherine Cookson, Meg Hutchinson gives us the dramatic saga of a woman wronged, who rises above adversity to grasp happiness and freedom at last. For the Sake of Her Children: Raped and left pregnant by her drunken father, Anna Bradley knows she must abandon her baby and make a new life if her son is to have a future. As luck would have it, she is befriended by Maggie Fellen, and under her gruff but tender care, Anna builds up a successful business, and even finds a measure of happiness with Edward Royce. The happiness does not last: tragedy - and a cruel man - rob her of both husband and livelihood and once more she must rebuild her fortune. But Anna can never forget her firstborn; and when Fate leads her back to Wednesbury, it is to a confrontation that could break - or mend - her heart.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Abel's Daughter: AND For the Sake of Her Children
Author(s): Meg Hutchinson
ISBN: 0-340-79425-9 / 978-0-340-79425-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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