The Glovemaker's Daughter

· Sold by Simon and Schuster
4.5
4 reviews
Ebook
416
Pages
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About this ebook

FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE LAST PEARL AND DANCING AT THE VICTORY CAFE, this is a beautiful novel about dark family secrets, betrayal, love and redemption.

1666. A child is born in the farmhouse at Windebank, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Named Rejoice (Joy) by her dying father, Joy grows up witness to the persecution of the farming community for following a banned faith. Defying the authority of the local priest, she joins a group of Yorkshire pioneers travelling to the New World to form a colony close to Philadelphia - a passionate, rebellious and courageous woman fighting against the constraints of the time. Will she find peace and love?
 
2014. A leather-bound book is found buried in the walls of the Meeting House in Good Hope, Pennsylvania. Its details trace the owner back to a Yorkshire farm in the Dales.  And so a correspondence begins between Rachel Moorside and the man who found the journal, Sam Storer, as Rachel uncovers the tumultuous secrets of her family’s history.

Praise for Leah Fleming
'I enjoyed it enormously.It's a moving and compelling story about a lifetime's journey in search of the truth' RACHEL HORE
'A born storyteller' KATE ATKINSON
4.5
4 reviews
Third-party review
The story of Rejoice (Joy), born to Puritan parents who die shortly after her birth. An interesting look at what the Puritans believed and how they lived. Review based on an ARC received from NetGalley.

About the author

Leah Fleming was born in Lancashire and was married with three sons and a daughter. She wrote from an old farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales and an olive grove in Crete.

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