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The Innkeepers Daughter

Val Wood ☆ 9 Read

Ll it is where she herself was raised and wants to return and she has arranged to take over a public house there Bella is beside herself at the thought of giving up their family home And importantly she told Jamie Lucan that if he should return to Holderness from university she would still be there When Bella visits Hull and sees the dilapidated inn they are about to take over in one of the roughest areas of the city she is shocked Could things get any worse Or could this move actually be a blessing in disguise for Bella allowing her the opportunities to reach her full potentia. A charming story reminiscent of the work of Catherine Cookson and Josephine CoxBella Thorp and her family run the Woodman inn in Holderness until disaster strikes and her father who has a weak heart dies and her bereft pregnant mother is left to keep things going with the rest of her children to help but some are reluctant to muck in and keep the family business going than othersThe eldest girl Bella is expected to make all the sacrifices and give up her teaching dream which she dutifully doesOver the years they finally come to terms with their father's death and they make a success of the inn between them and Bella even makes the acuaintance of the toff as Joe Puts it Jamie Lucan who sometimes drinks at the Woodman which develops further to friendshipThings are running well until things start to unravel her eldest brother Joe is drinking heavily William leaves to be a soldier and her flighty sister Nell leaves home for a life on the stageSarah her mother has a hankering to leave Holderness and return to her childhood home of HullShe asks her errant brother to secure a new inn for them in that town and when they finally move in their dreams of a new start are shattered by the dreadful state of the place Bart has found for them who had his own hopes of reviving the dog and cockfighting practices that the Martitime inn their new home was known forAgainst all odds the family make a miraculous turn around of their fortunes and resurrect the dead reputation of the MaritimeThough outwardly their trappings of life are now prosperous than ever Bella still yearns for the toff of earlier years and unbeknownst to her though struggling to gain a career as a doctor against his father's wishes Jamie feels the same and still thinks of the charming girl who served him years before at the WoodmanBut as their fortunes have apparently reversed and due to the family move can they find each other again and ever find true happinessWell written believable characters and a real feel good factor this is a wonderful historical novel and is well worth reading

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Nking heavily from the family'’s own supplies; the other is merely passing his time lazing around until he'’s old enough to join the army When their father dies Sarah takes little interest in the newborn Henry and Bella takes on the role of mother to him Bella'’s days are brightened by the odd visit from Jamie Lucan the eighteen year old son of a wealthy landowner in a neighbouring town From a very modest upbringing and also grieving the loss of a parent Jamie has in common with Bella than she thinks Several years pass and Sarah announces that the family are to move to Hu. I was given this book by s friend who said she really enjoyed itIt's a very enjoyable book The book central character is a young girl named Bella who lives with parents and siblings in an Inn After her father dies she gives up her dream of wanting to become a teacher to support her motherThe other main character is a boy who lives on a estate who wants to become a doctor their paths cross and the story is about their lives Would highly recommend this book

Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Val Wood

For thirteen year old Bella life isn'’t turning out uite as she’'d hoped She lives at The Woodman Inn in Holderness – the public house run by her family but she is surrounded by two older brothers who never pull their weight and a younger sister who is in a world of her own When their mother Sarah tells Bella not only that their father is seriously ill but that she is also expecting a fifth child all responsibility falls on the trustworthy and sensible Bella for whom the dream of becoming a teacher is soon a long lost memory Times are extremely hard One brother starts dri. Really good read like reading this book a heartwarming story well written


About the Author: Val Wood

Valerie WoodSince winning the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction for her first novel The Hungry Tide Val Wood has become one of the most popular authors in the UK Born in the mining town of Castleford Val came to East Yorkshire as a child and has lived in Hull and rural Holderness where many of her novels are set She now lives in the market town of Beverley When she is not writing Val is busy promoting libraries and supporting many charities Find out about Val Wood's novels by visiting her website


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