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Her Mother's Secret

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Desire
Lettie Hargreaves wants more than her simple, uncomplicated life with her grandmother can provide. She longs for excitement and love and she's determined to make something of herself.

Deceit
There is something about Lettie's mother that Ivy has kept hidden from her granddaughter, something that would shatter her world. So when Lettie suggests going into service for th
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 27th 2015 by Sphere (first published July 31st 2014)
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Emma Crowley
Apr 23, 2015 Emma Crowley rated it it was ok
Her Mother's Secret by Catherine King is the first book I have read by this author and I am sorry to say it will most definitely be my last. The basic plot had so much potential but was executed in such a poor manner that I did not enjoy this read despite normally liking books in this genre. Set in 1885 and then jumping forward to 1905, this book is based in and around Waterley Edge an area of the South Riding in Yorskhire. The book is split into three parts with only the later part showing some ...more
Jean Hand
Nov 22, 2014 Jean Hand marked it as to-read
my book arrived today love Catherine King's books so I am looking forward to reading this book as soon as I can
Suzanne
Sep 22, 2015 Suzanne rated it it was amazing
Excellent loved it, I read it in 2 days and I couldn't put it down. Loved the story line. Hated Eric such a jerk
Amy Mckee
I received this book through goodreads first-reads

I do have to apologies for how late this review is, I won quite a few books around that time and I've been trying to catch up ever since.

Overall I was disappointed. I have to admit I was somewhat looking forward to reading this one after some of the books I have read recently, and I feel let down by it.

I usually don't read books like this but as I have an interest in history I thought a period drama would be right up my alley, but I was wron
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Elizabeth
Dec 29, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
I won this book on a goodreads giveaway. I have to say I actually really enjoyed it and to say it was set in a different time it did have a lot of things that i could relate to....for example been told by my parents that i can't do something. It was a very sad tale and i did feel sorry for the main character's mother as she seemed to have had a really hard time of things....and i also regretted not seeing more of lettie's companion thomas in the books as he was a very honest wholesome kind of ...more
Michelle Tissong
Dec 16, 2015 Michelle Tissong rated it liked it
I have never been as frustrated by characters as I was with Her Mother's Secret. These people continued to keep secrets even when Lettie deserved to know them.
I dont think I enjoyed it. The story was predictable, the characters were heavily flawed. Eh.
Scott Anderson
Feb 25, 2015 Scott Anderson rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book.
Different to my normal choice of book but wouldn't be frightened to pick up another Catherine King.
Thanks to my daughter for her choice in books x
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A well written family saga set at end of Victorian/early Edwardian era.
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