A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away. A mystery to be solved.1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave.Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past, the contents shock and move her. The letter is from a young mother, begging to be rescued from St Margaret's. Before it is too late.Sam is pulled into the tragic story and discovers a spate of unexplained deaths surrounding the woman and her child. With St Margaret's set for demolition, Sam has only hours to piece together a sixty-year-old mystery before the truth, which lies disturbingly close to home, is lost forever ...Read her letter. Remember her story ......
|Title||:||The Girl in the Letter|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
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The Girl in the Letter Reviews
I received a free e-copy of The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis from Goodreads for my honest review.
Ivy Jenkins is sent to St. Margarets in 1956. She is pregnant but not married and her family is ashamed. She is told that when she has her baby, it will be adopted and then she gets to go back home.
In present-day, Sam, a mother and journalist is exhausted and needs a break in her career. She comes across a letter and decides to investigate the information in it. Further letters emerge come for ...more
I’m speechless ,this was a thought provoking this book. book which keeps you gripped and leaves you thinking about it even after you’ve finished it.
It’s not a subject I know a lot about, but I found it heart breaking that in the 50’s till the 70’s unmarried mothers were sent away to give birth & have their babies adopted, but what saddened me was that when these girls needed love and support,they were treated so coldly and expected to work hard. It seems crazy that they sent them away to av ...more
4.5* --> 5*
Wow! The Girl in the Letter has left me rather speechless and let me tell you that doesn’t happen very often. I feel quite lost for words and slightly incapable of forming any kind of coherent sentence, nor do I have a clue as to how to do this novel justice.
In her debut novel, Emily Gunnis tackles one of the most disturbing topics in history. That of the mother and baby homes, where single expecting mothers were sent to give birth away from the disapproving eyes of relatives and n ...more
Oh my. What to say about this book. When I first saw the description it was one that absolutely appealed to me. Dual time, historical fiction – just the sort of book I love. What I wasn’t expecting was such an emotional, harrowing and dark read, bordering on the thriller genre.
The story begins with a prologue in 1959 and a letter from Ivy Jenkins addressed to someone called Elvira. This is the first of many heart-breaking letters that we see from Ivy. Ivy’s backstory is gradually revealed bu ...more
4.5 Mesmerizing Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
This was such a heart wrenching captivating story very reminiscent of “before We Were Yours”; One of my top reads of 2017... i’m not a big fan of comparing books, but in this case it is almost impossible not to... from the duel timelines to the horrific treatment of children steeped in history... if you enjoyed BWWY you will absolutely be entranced by this book as well....
There are so many layers to the story... so many well-developed multi dimensional characters, but ...more
I really liked this book, it was different to what I had been expecting but it was great. You think you know what is coming, but there were so many twists it definitely keeps you guessing. Definitely recommend this book.
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Incredible writing from Emily Gunnis. I was absolutely gripped and couldn’t put this book down. A must read book for the Summer.
I cannot imagine how many hours of research went into the writing of The Girl in the Letter but it was certainly worth it as the book is completely compelling. The plot, the twists and the characters I know I will be thinking about for a long time. I was really emotional in parts and I also have a personal link to part of the plot but I certainly didn’t want the book t ...more