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The Wanton Redhead
When her selfish sister leaves home following a false promise of becoming the wife of a wealthy sugar plantation owner, Alyssa becomes solely responsible for her deranged mother as well as for Thea's bastard son. Viciously raped, then thrown out of the family home, the girl goes on the run, fleeing her cruel rapist.
Paperback, 363 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Hodder & Stoughton
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An interesting historically based story line set in a coal mining town in England. It highlights the poverty of those who worked in the coal mines owned by aristocrats and what the privileged could get away with. It also touches on white slavery and the sugar cane plantations of the Caribean. A very enjoyable audio book.
It's a generous one star from me. Not my sort of book but even so I wonder how it ever got published. The characters have no depth, they are either good or evil, so very stereotyped. I very much doubt if any research was done as none of it rang true. I was surprised to find that it was set in the 1890s, it could have been at least a century earlier. Would any self respecting Victorian have called their son Cain? I think they knew their bible better than the author. The author had a very irritati ...more
The title is extremely misleading. I thought that it would be an erotic romance or any kind of romance but no. I was liking it at the beginning...the heroine was tortured and character development was good and all that but after a while it became a drag. So, I simply skipped all the way to the end.