The Runaway Wife
Love, marriage, obsession, betrayal and treachery in 1920's London - a powerful and gritty saga perfect for fans of Kitty Neale, Josephine Cox and Rosie Goodwin.
The hedonism of London in the roaring 20's is a world away from Annabel Tarleton's ordinary country existence. Until a chance meeting with the charming Richard Hansen at a society ball changes her life for ever....more
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Set in the period between the two world wars, this is a tale which acknowledges the changes in Britain, and how difficult life was for young women whose mama’s were set in their ways and refused to move with the times. Far more important than happiness was what ‘society’ thought and woe betide any offspring who didn’t bow down to their parents’ wishes! The story centr ...more
Annabel and her family are feeling the pressure of money trouble ...more
Meanwhile, her unsuitable forme ...more
Annabel Tarleton is expected to marry money to save the fortune of her family, but she falls in love with an ordinary man. To help her family she agrees to stop seeing the love of her life. At a ball, she is put in an awkward position by charming Richard Fortescue. She agrees to marry him to save her reputation and her family.
Not long after their marriage, she realises she is married to a bully and rapist. It becomes imperative she must ...more
This is the story about a young English woman in the 1920s who is pressured by her mother and society to marry well in order to help provide for her family whose once proud estate is slowly crumbling due to some bad investments that her Dad made before he passed and the crash of the Stock Market.
She finds love while visiting a lovely Inn with a dear friend but alas things don't go as planned because Bel ...more
This is set in the 1920s and the main character is Annabel whose Mother wants her to find herself a rich Husband. Annabel does find a rich Husband, but he is also a monster, one who she needs to run away from.
I found the characters well described and loved the twist at the end in regards to Richard’s behaviour. I a ...more
I bought this book as I love the early 1900s but I got to know every character, every place as It was so well written, It became real to me. It was so gripping with it's twists and turns that I found that I couldn't put it down as I wanted to know how things were going to turn out for Annabelle.
I soon found out as I read it in two evening sessions!
Highly recommended and worth all of its five stars
Wonderful story about the high class family that all they have is the name and pride. The husband died leaving very little to live on and the wife Lady Tartleton expects the children especially the two eldest who are twins Ben and Belle to Mary into money to help out with the running of the house. She will do anything to see to it that Belle gets married as soon as possible. Indeed she marries into money which unfortunately came with a big price to pay
I loved the characters and the story, although I really hated Richard and kept waiting for when and how he was finally going to be stopped. I enjoyed the various roads travelled by the various characters and highly recommend tis boo.
Based in 1920’s London at the time of the Great Depression, we meet Annabel Tarleton. Her family are finding it difficult financially and are forced to make some difficult decisions to retain their country estate. Annabel’s brother, Ben is expected to marry a woman he doesn’t want to, purely for money. A ...more