The Workhouse Girl

The Workhouse Girl #2020

The Workhouse Girl Robert Montague a fiery preacher with an adventurous past is a perfect catch for any girl in the parish of Ravenshill Stockbroker Cuthbert Armitage certainly thinks so and sets his daughters Cassie
  • Title: The Workhouse Girl
  • Author: Jessica Stirling
  • ISBN: 9780783801247
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Robert Montague, a fiery preacher with an adventurous past, is a perfect catch for any girl in the parish of Ravenshill Stockbroker Cuthbert Armitage certainly thinks so and sets his daughters, Cassie and Pippa, into competition for the minister s attention But Montague is not all he seems to be, as Cassie, his pretty, biddable bride, discovers soon after the wedding TrRobert Montague, a fiery preacher with an adventurous past, is a perfect catch for any girl in the parish of Ravenshill Stockbroker Cuthbert Armitage certainly thinks so and sets his daughters, Cassie and Pippa, into competition for the minister s attention But Montague is not all he seems to be, as Cassie, his pretty, biddable bride, discovers soon after the wedding Trapped in a dangerous marriage, and an unwitting partner in financial fraud, Cassie finds her only ally in the servant Nancy Winfield and her only friend in Allan Hunter, manager of the local ironworks Together, they hold her future in their hands The dark currents that run beneath the smooth surface of Cassie s conventional Victorian marriage, and the power of an evil man over all around him, lead first to disaster and then to tragedy.
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    Tense, creepy, and full of a dignified suspense, this is the sort great historical fiction that I wish I could find of Set in Scottland during the Victorian era, it evokes the dark and steamy underbelly of the town of Ravenshill which I assume could stand for many Scottish towns Almost an afterthought are the vivid descriptions of the way that the religious have used their pulpits for either good or their own gain, giving a realistic backdrop to what is never merely just a good ole psychologica [...]

    dark mood very class conscious portrayal rich or religious or both who have no compassion who believe that those in live in poverty have only themselves to blame much like the position of extreme tea party or Republican legislatures in NC Sometimes it alarmed Cubby Armitage to realise that he was approaching his forty fifth birthday He would look up from his supper and pass remarks that a person less disinterred than his wife would have interpreted not only as regret but bewilderment, the wistfu [...]

    This book has been a gread reading material Thought it is not one of my favourites, i enjoyed it very much, I liked the depths of the characters, the uniqueness of each one of them and the way they interacted with each other They were all connected in a not so dramatic sort of way which i found interesting My favourite character was Todd BrownLee , even though he played a minor role, he was in my opinion the most touching character.

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