Nancy Brody is different from the rest of the folk in Angel Meadow, the appalling slum where her drunken mother Kitty was a prostitute . . . Only nine years old, Nancy decides to save her sisters Mary and Rose from the workhouse. She gets work for them all at the Monarch Cotton Manufacturing Mill - and then sets out to better herself and her sisters. Saving every penny, working every waking hour, Nancy succeeds, becoming a manufacturer herself. But happiness seems as elusive for Nancy as it was when she was a mistreated child. Though he once said he loved her, Mick OaRourke has become Nancyas worst enemy, and seems destined to take a terrible revenge on her and her sisters. And Josh Hayes, the man who truly loves Nancy, seems destined to be parted from her.Upstairs in the nursery were three children whose natural parents were notmarried toone another and yet shewas ... aWhy, Mother, it could do no harm at all and Ia#39;m sure your friends would understand. ... the shock and grief of it seemed tomeltthe lovelyfirm flesh of her face, making her cheekbones stand out prominently.
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