Posts Tagged ‘Orphans’

Emerald Star
Book 3
By Jacqueline Wilson

I have read a number of Jacqueline Wilson books and enjoyed them. This series differs from many of the dysfunctional stories that have made her a household name. It is historical, set in Victorian England and brings in Hetty’s story with a view to the life of young girls back in the 1800’s.

Hetty Feather is brave and fiesty. She was left in a Foundling Hospital as a baby, has worked in horrible workhouses, suffered tragedy and loss and now in Emerald Star, Hetty is trying to find her father. And if she does, will it all end in tears?
Check out all three trailers and then pop in to your local library or bookstore to get a copy especailly if you are a fan of J. Wilson.

Sapphire Battersea
Book 2

Hetty Feather
Book 1

The house of dead maids
By Clare B. Dunkle

I loved this book. I absolutely love the cover. It’s a very haunting face of a young dead girl. The language is perfectly suited to the times the story takes place. Gothic type mansion, eerie comings and goings. Orphan girl Tabby is nursemaid to a young boy – wild, stroppy and nameless. There are many ghosts and many secrets. Great book. This story is suggested as a prologue to Wuthering Heights.

“Young Tabby Aykroyd has been brought to the dusty mansion of Seldom House to be nursemaid to a foundling boy. He is a savage little creature, but the Yorkshire moors harbor far worse, as Tabby soon discovers. Why do scores of dead maids and masters haunt Seldom House with a jealous devotion that extends beyond the grave?

As Tabby struggles to escape the evil forces rising out of the land, she watches her young charge choose a different path. Long before he reaches the old farmhouse of Wuthering Heights, the boy who will become Heathcliff has doomed himself and any who try to befriend him”

Tenys Farlow and the home for mislaid children

By Jen Storer

Tensy Farlow is in mortal danger. She has no parents, no guardian angel and no one she can trust.

Just what will she do to survive?