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A Simple Wish

By Rosie Goodwin

The million copy, #2 Sunday Times bestseller Rosie Goodwin brings us a heartwarming, dramatic and inspiring tale.

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Audience: Adult fiction
Publish date: 28/10/2021
ISBN number: 9781838773533
Price: £12.99
Imprint: Zaffre
Length: 480 pages
Genre: Saga

A Simple Wish

By Rosie Goodwin

Details

Audience: Adult fiction
Publish date: 28/10/2021
ISBN number: 9781838773533
Price: £12.99
Imprint: Zaffre
Length: 480 pages
Genre: Saga

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The million copy, #2 Sunday Times bestseller Rosie Goodwin brings us a heartwarming, dramatic and inspiring tale.

1885.

Ruby Carter works hard in her parents’ bakery. Whilst life isn’t easy, she’s happy enough – her gentle mother protects young Ruby from her cruel father and loves her unconditionally. So, when her mother falls seriously ill, Ruby is heartbroken. Then, from her deathbed, her mother reveals that Ruby was adopted.

Stricken by grief and alone with the violent man she called her father, Ruby feels she has no choice but to flee. At just fifteen, homeless and alone she is relieved when a kindly stranger named Mrs Bamber takes pity on poor Ruby and welcomes her into her home.

But soon, Ruby learns Mrs Bamber is not as generous as she first seemed – she forces Ruby into a life of crime as a jewel thief in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter. With nothing to her name and nowhere to go Ruby has no choice but to go along with it, despite the guilt and shame she feels. But Ruby is determined that she will atone for what she’s done, and be reunited with her birth parents.

Ruby’s only wish is to find her family.

Authors

Rosie Goodwin

Rosie Goodwin is the four-million-copy bestselling author of more than forty novels. She is the first author in the world to be allowed to follow three of Catherine Cookson’s trilogies with her own sequels. Having worked in the social services sector for many years, then fostered a number of children, she is now a full-time novelist. She is one of the top 50 most borrowed authors from UK libraries and has sold over four million copies across her career. Rosie lives in Nuneaton, the setting for many of her books, with her husband and their beloved dogs.