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When Daniel Davenport saves Maddie Lockett and her young brother Tom from drowning, an immediate bond is forged between them. 

But Daniel is an aspiring doctor and son of a wealthy manufacturer, whilst Maddie is a potter’s daughter from a poverty-stricken area of the Potteries. Even a friendship between the two could be frowned upon, let alone anything more …

But Maddie and
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Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published February 12th 2019 by Ruby Fiction
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Julie
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
The Potter’s Daughter by Jackie Ladbury is a 2019 Ruby Fiction publication.

Daniel and Maddie meet under the most stressful of circumstances, but despite that, they feel an instant connection. However, they come from completely different backgrounds which will test their resolve to make a life together.

Maddie lives in a community where most people work in the potteries, and the work conditions are dangerous and the air poisonous. Daniel on the other hand, is born into an affluent family and has
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Kirsty ❤️
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favourite romance reads. Really easy story to read and all the characters are easy to gain empathy with and the bad guys to dislike. Maddie meets Daniel after he helps rescue her brother from drowning which sets them off on a path of romance with a rich/poor divide. I don’t think it’s an original premise, but it’s written so well it doesn’t matter.
I enjoyed Maddie and her determination to pull herself up from poverty and forge her own way in life becoming a designer and seamstr
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Karen Mace
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a really refreshing and engaging historical romance that did a brilliant job in transporting me back in time to the Potteries in 1902, where the difference between the lifestyles of the haves and have nots were clear for all to see. Those working in the shadow of the potteries were living in awful poverty and surrounded by the huge chimneys that caused pollution and very poor health, and this is where Madeline lives with her father and brother. She'd lost her mother 2 years ag ...more
Alisha
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
I have a feeling I'm not the target audience for this book. At the beginning, it read like some YA fiction. I thought that the romance was a little naive (physical attraction more than anything else), but considered that it might be an adequate introduction for young teens looking to get into historical fiction. My mind changed when the content veered into the risque for one scene, and since I wasn't really on board with the characters before that, I definitely wasn't after that. Nothing about t ...more
Frankie (Chicks, Rogues and Scandals)
I was fascinated by the sound of The Potters daughter since I first heard about it, there was something different about it that I found utterly intriguing. I do have a soft spot for books where the hero/heroine are working class, don’t get me wrong I have nothing against historicals that lean heavily on the aristocratic stories, but it is very refreshing having two very normal individuals take centre stage.

Aspiring doctor and son to the local wealthy manufacturer, Daniel’s life is set on a cour
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Isabelle D
This is the kind of historical novel that really succeeds in transporting its readers to another time and making them share the life of characters they quickly get attached too... or at least it was like that for me, so I really enjoyed following Maddie as she worked on making life better for herself and her family. She's ambitious but never in a bad way (I mean it never makes her less kind-hearted or anything), so liking her was always easy. And the context is sad (the story features poor peopl ...more
Barbara
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very different historical romance. It starts with the introduction of the heroine, Maddie, in her pottery home town and a near drowning. We follow her progress and relationship with Daniel, and his sister Hetty. The writing shows the horror of the poverty and illness’ endemic in the pottery towns. Maddie's thoughts, longings and desire to move up and out are an integral part of this story not just background. The romance takes twists and turns as does Maddie's life. Pages are turned to ...more
Pauline Ward
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I did not want to finish this book and when I did I felt lost.

I would recommend this book to,everyone. I really enjoyed this story and tried to workout the ending before I finished.
Deborah  Cleaves
Jul 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Horrible characters. Users and abusers. A plot with scarce interactions, and most of those negative.
Jocelet Collins
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Soul full story

Having lived in The Black Country for a while I really got the feel for this book it's worth saying at this time a a visit to The Black Country Living Museum can help out this book into perspective, I really enjoyed it several key areas at once, it's a 5***** & Highly recommended from me, your drawn in to the story & that's what a good books about
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