Author: Jane Steen
Genre: Historical Mystery
Heedless. Stubborn. Disgraced.
Desperate to avoid marriage, Nell Lillington refuses to divulge the name of her child’s father and accepts her stepfather’s decision that the baby be born at a Poor Farm and discreetly adopted.
Until an unused padded cell is opened and two small bodies fall out.
Nell is the only resident of the Poor Farm who is convinced the unwed mother and her baby were murdered, and rethinks her decision to abandon her own child to fate. But even if she manages to escape the Poor Farm with her baby she may have no safe place to run to.
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About the Author:
The most important fact you need to know about Jane Steen is that she was named after Jane Eyre, which to this day remains one of her favorite books. She was clearly doomed to love all things Victorian, and ended up studying both English and French nineteenth-century writers in depth.
This was a pretty good grounding for launching herself into writing novels set in the nineteenth century. Jane was living in the Chicago suburbs when she began writing the House of Closed Doors series, inspired by a photograph of the long-vanished County Poor Farm in her area.
Now back in her native England, Jane lives in an idyllic ancient town in sight of the sea. This location has sparked a new series about an aristocratic family with more secrets than most: The Scott-De Quincy Mysteries.
Jane writes for readers who love a series you can’t put down. She blends saga, mystery, adventure, and a touch of romance, set against the background of the real-life issues facing women in the late nineteenth century.
Jane is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, the Historical Novel Society, Novelists, Inc., and the Society of Authors.
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