The House of Closed Doors: Volume 1

· The House of Closed Doors Book 1 · Aspidistra Press
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Heedless. Stubborn. Disgraced.

Small town Illinois, 1870: "My stepfather was not particularly fond of me to begin with, and now that he'd found out about the baby, he was foaming at the mouth"

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.

68 reviews
Chantelle Jai
January 27, 2021
Enjoyable read of mystery, thrills and a pinch of romance within book 1 was a delight quick adventure. The author painted each scene with intriguing details along with inspiring emotional range targeting women of that time period. Causing one to think with the turn of each page Book 1 puts forth a standard.
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Elizabeth Sinclair
March 30, 2022
I loved this book - well researched which showed in the detail of the story & characters. A winner!! Thank you!!
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In 1870s midwest Eleanor Lillington finds herslef at 17 pregnant and refusing to name the father she is sent away to have her child. But her peaceful extistence is broken by the discovery of a dead female and her baby, which Eleanor decides to investigate. A nice slow paced, well-written mystery

About the author

Jane Steen 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.

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