Book: Beneath The Apple Blossom Tree - A compelling story of love, loss and hidden secrets by Lilly Adamcategories: Book, Tragedy, Orphan, Romance, Threat, Intrigue, Love, Cruelty, Reunions, Loss, Marriage, Heartbreak, Historical Fiction
Lilly Adamabout this book: Set in the nineteenth century, Beneath the Apple Blossom Tree tells the story of an abandoned baby girl who is left outside of the orphanage in the village of Little-Orangewood. From her early days, Hannah proves to be a determined, bright girl with a kind and loving nature. Rescued from the impoverished orphanage at a young age, Hannah is adopted and given the opportunity to live a privileged life.
When Hannah meets the dashingly handsome Hugo Bowland from Redstone Lodge whilst visiting her aunt, she is completely unaware that he will one day become her husband, and when her beau, Gilbert King mysteriously disappears after a journey to the East End, contrary to her adoptive father's beliefs, that he has merely endeavoured on a hasty escape to avoid any premature marriage commitments, Hannah is convinced that there is a more sinister reason behind his disappearance. A family bereavement and a chain of events force Hannah and her family to leave the village to embark on a new and very different style of life. Now unable to pursue Gilbert's whereabouts, he is left to face his dire circumstances alone and loses all contact with his first love.
Hannah's happiness is constantly marred by well kept hidden secrets, the consequences of a relationship beyond the barriers of the social divide and the spiteful behaviour of a jealous, fellow orphan determined to ruin Hannah's life. How far is she prepared to go? Will Hannah ever find true happiness and be free of her closely guarded secret? What has happened to Gilbert King?
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