#BlogTour #Review ~ The Lost Sisters by Lindsey Hutchinson @LHutchAuthor @aria_fiction

It’s my pleasure to kick off this blog tour today 🙂 x

A heart-wrenching saga of two girls, forced to survive without a mother’s love. Bestselling Lindsey Hutchinson returns to her beloved Black Country, with a novel perfect for all fans of Josephine Cox and Lyn Andrews.

Orpha Buchanan and Peg Meriweather had a very different start in life. Orpha surrounded by wealth and riches, Peg dumped on a doorstep as a baby with nothing to her name but a scruffy blanket and tatty clothes. But one thing they had in common from their very first day, was a mother who despised them and wished them gone.

Hortense Buchanan wasn’t made to be a mother. Bullied herself when she was a child, she continues the tradition with her own children, loving money and finery more than her own flesh and blood. When her daughter Orpha runs away from home, Hortense celebrates, never once worrying for her safety.

Circumstances bring Orpha and Peg together, and before long they’re as close as family, making their way in the hustle and bustle of a booming Birmingham and the smoke-filled Black Country. But before long, Hortense realises that her daughter stands in the way of the one thing she really cares about, and the bitter legacy of the Buchanans looks set to destroy them all…

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About the Author

 

Lindsey lives in Shropshire with her husband. She has a son and a daughter and three beautiful grandchildren. She is the daughter of million-copy bestselling author Meg Hutchinson.

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My Review

I enjoy a great family saga, something long and substantial enough to get your teeth into and really get to know the characters. The Lost Sisters is an historical novel set around Victorian times.

Hortense Buchanan is an abominable woman, unfit to be a mother she concocts a story to dispose of one child saying baby Peg was whisked away by the ‘gypsies’ her other daughter Orpha has a miserable life of abuse which her father Abel never seems to witness. At fourteen Orpha gets chucked out by her mother and told not to come back.

Most girls that age especially during that era would end up in a workhouse but luck is on Orpha’s side, she finds refuge with a kindly family and life improves. Due to circumstances her and Peg meet and are reunited. 

More intrigue revolves around Abel, with his distinctive good looks and bright eyes it soon becomes apparent he is a father in more ways than one. Living a double life brings nothing but trouble.

Hortense seeks wealth and luxury at any cost which will reveal further secrets. This a busy book, quite a few people involved and some far-fetched situations. I wasn’t overly drawn to any of them but I did have an instant dislike to Hortense. 

Lindsey has written a story that will appeal to any fans who want to immerse themselves into the past, with a colourful family that has more than a few skeletons in the cupboard! This certainly kept me entertained for a while. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily. 

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