Friday, November 16, 2018

Preorder The Slum Angel!

My next release is a historical novel set in the Victorian era of York, Yorkshire. The Slum Angel will be released February 2nd in Kindle and paperback.
I thoroughly enjoyed writing this novel and exploring the characters. Victoria Carlton is the main character but there are others who wanted to be heard like the wonderful Doctor Joseph Ashton and the women of the slums, Mercy and Kathleen.
The book is set in York, one of my favourite places in Yorkshire. York is a very old city and its history is enthralling, but naturally there are the dark parts, the slum areas which in the Victorian times were overcrowded harsh places rife with disease, desperate people and poverty.

The Slum Angel blurb:

Orphan, Victoria Carlton is brought up by her uncle, a banker, to be a lady and make a good marriage. Yet, she is drawn to help the poor families in the slums, much to her family’s disgust. When her uncle dies suddenly, her cousins blame Victoria, and she is thrown out of the house with nothing. 
Victoria flees to the poor side of York to start again in a world that is full of perils. To combat the heartache of being without her family, she befriends the destitute women and children in the slums, but such friendships come with the danger of disease, and increasing poverty, and the threat of a brutal man could cost her everything.
Can Victoria find the security she has lost? Will a certain doctor be the man she can give her heart to? Or will the ghosts of the past return to take away everything she has worked so hard for?


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