Perhaps you were right, Esther. I couldn't have kept you on, on account of the bad example to the younger servants. I might have helped you with money. But six months alone in London and in your condition! ... I am glad you did not tell me, Esther; and as you say there is another to think of now, I hope you will never neglect your child, if God give it to you alive.
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Review: Esther WatersUser Review - Susan Bernstein - Goodreads
I loved all the London sections, especially so much in Chelsea, King's Road, Sydney Street, Onslow Gardens, Brompton Royal Hospital--all in neighborhood where I lived earlier this year. All that aside ... Read full review
Review: Esther WatersUser Review - Goodreads
I loved Esther's story...not so much the horse racing, and it was strange how the son disappeared for quite a portion of the novel when he was her main focus for so long...Nevertheless, moving and a great insight into 19th C morality. Read full review