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The Stonecutter's Daughter

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  47 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
When a ship is wrecked in a storm off the Portland coast, a taciturn stonecutter by the name of Joseph Rushmore sends his rescue dog to haul in plunder. What it brings instead is a baby in a cradle. The Rushmores never tell their adopted daughter the truth about her origins, but on the death of Joseph and his wife, when the girl, Joanna, is 16, she finds herself at the mer ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published April 1st 2005)
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Clare O'Beara
Brought up on the island of Portland off England's rugged south coast, Joanna Rushmore thinks the stonecutter is her father - in fact he saved a baby in a cradle from a wrecked ship and gave her to his childless wife to raise as their own.

This state of affairs later gives rise to moral dilemmas when a ship-owner visiting wreck graves on the island takes a fancy to Joanna and offers her the security of a marriage.

The contrasts are good in this tale, set at a time in 1838 when London suffers fro
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Debbie Ward
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable read, a predictable storyline, was right there with each of the characters. My first time reading from this Author. I would read more of her novels. I am not sure if there is a sequel to this story but could see the potential for one.
Joyce
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by this author enjoyed it very much, thought it was going to be quite predictable but had a little twist to what I expected to happen, will definately be reading more by her.
Alice
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency-romance
interesting -- plot turns

epilepsy -- treatment of disabled for time period

difference of classes

absolute powerless of women unless they had wealth and status or support of very wealthy

relationship of Australia and Victorian Enland
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