The Soldier’s Girl

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This is the story of how Maisie Gibbs met Daniel Adams and it all began.

Maisie was born in 1876 in London’s East End. Both parents had died by the time she was seventeen and with no money or secure job the spectre of the workhouse loomed until she found employment with a Mr Fairfax as a live-in maid. The life and times of a serving girl in the 19th century are convincingly portrayed and the character of Maisie, a warm, resourceful heroine, is charmingly drawn. Maisie faces many challenges as the story unfolds but she never loses her strong sense of what is right and fair. When she meets soldier Daniel Adams, she finds the love of her life.

This is a cosy tale for all fans of the Adams family novels who wished to know more about Chinese Lady’s first husband, Corporal Daniel Adams of the West Kents. They will not be disappointed.

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Century

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(UK) £5.99

ISBN
(UK) 9780552154444

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Paperback

Pages
395

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