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The heartwarming and nostalgic new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of The Beggar Maid.Motherless since she was five, Mirabel Cutler was raised by her father to be a lady. But when he dies suddenly, Mirabel finds herself cast out on the street by her ruthless stepmother.She is taken to a place of refuge by charismatic sea captain, Jack Starke. But theThe heartwarming and nostalgic new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of The Beggar Maid.Motherless since she was five, Mirabel Cutler was raised by her father to be a lady. But when he dies suddenly, Mirabel finds herself cast out on the street by her ruthless stepmother.She is taken to a place of refuge by charismatic sea captain, Jack Starke. But the safe haven turns out to be a house of ill-repute. Here she becomes a parlour maid and catches the eye of an elderly, retired army officer, Hubert Kettle.Mirabel has fallen in love with Jack Starke but when she hears that his ship has foundered and all were lost, she has little choice but to accept Hubert’s offer of a home and marriage. Although desperately unhappy, Mirabel is determined to make the best of her life.Until she receives unexpected news and her life is thrown into turmoil once more....

Title : the orphan s dream
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ISBN : 25518573
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 448 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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the orphan s dream Reviews

  • Denise Connon
    2019-05-15 21:44

    Enjoyable read

  • Shirley Revill
    2019-05-02 22:34

    I enjoyed every word that was written on the pages of this book. Very hard to put down.

  • Anne Harvey
    2019-05-20 21:41

    When Mirabel’s father dies suddenly, she is ordered out of the only home she has ever known by her vindictive stepmother. Rescued by louche sea captain Jack Starke, he takes her to a house of ill-repute where she is glad to take work as a maid. There she meets elderly Hubert Kettle and the two form an undemanding friendship. When Mirabel learns that Jack has perished at sea, she agrees to marry Hubert and accompany him on a journey to Florida to search for the legendary ghost orchid to add to his beloved collection. As Mirabel has always wanted to travel, it seems a golden opportunity. While on the hazardous expedition, she discovers that Jack Starke is very much alive and he accompanies the party on the expedition, leading to the realisation that Mirabel is in love with him and that he returns her feelings. Back in London and now widowed, she finds that Hubert wasn’t as wealthy as she had thought and she is forced to become a shipping owner. Sorry but I found the story a bit improbable and couldn’t take it seriously.

  • Steph
    2019-05-25 21:37

    There are some books from back in the day that are either hit or miss or just too long with not enough plot or characters but this book had none of that and plenty of plot that filled every page from first to last. With so many likeable interesting characters that filled the pages with drama after drama.A really easy entertaining read that didn't have any of that cliche romance of naive young girls falling in love with men after 5 seconds of looking at them or some such nonsense.I devoured this book and enjoyed every bit of it.

  • Pol
    2019-05-03 23:28

    have not had a book by dilly court before the story keeps me reading just want to know how it is going end but was disapointed with the last part of book was flat a dissapointment to a book that could of ended better

  • Andrea
    2019-04-26 00:40

    Another good story from dilly court,

  • Brenda Anderson
    2019-04-26 23:21

    Another great read from dilly court,love reading her books only thing its really long but a great read.love this author.

  • Trudie
    2019-05-12 21:42

    an interesting read taking you from London to Florida and back

  • lindaattwood
    2019-05-14 22:18

    A really good readThis was a really good book from start to finish it was a gentle love story with hate n love all the way through I recommend this for a more mature lady.

  • *Justme*
    2019-05-16 02:40

    I don't know. It's very realistic I had to always remind myself that the characters were fiction!! I like it, a lot!!¡

  • Pauline Chamberlain
    2019-05-24 20:31

    A good instalment by Dilly Court in her usual gripping fashion

  • Deborah Dicks
    2019-04-30 00:23

    Gave up at about page 200.... so unbelievable and simplistic in plot.

  • Ali
    2019-05-09 22:24

    Didnt really enjoy. Ending disappointing