The Empty Cradle

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Headline, Nov 8, 2012 - Fiction - 357 pages
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To the outside world, Charlotte is the privileged daughter of the local vicar. Behind closed doors, however, she is the prisoner of her controlling father. As she grows up, Charlotte longs for freedom, but her captivating innocence leads her into trouble. Sent to Ireland to hide a shameful pregnancy, she discovers that once again her father has deceived her. She is forced into a convent's harsh and humiliating regime, where she must eventually give up the one thing that makes her life worthwhile. When Charlotte returns to England, older than her years, she chooses to forget the past. Becoming a London midwife, she longs only to help other women at this hardest and most joyful moment in their lives. But her deep compassion, and desire to prevent anyone else suffering the same horror she did, leads her into a darker and more dangerous place.

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User Review  - Roslin Rose - Goodreads

Fantastic book the first of this author, i just couldn't put it down. It has made me go right to the beginning and start to read all her books Read full review

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User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

Fantastic read, sad in some places. And to think things like this were true! Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Rosie Goodwin has worked in social services for many years. She has children, and lives near Nuneaton with her husband, Trevor, and their four dogs.

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