Somerset, 1836, and baby Hope is cast out from a world of
privilege as living proof of her mother's adultery ...
Smuggled away from the Harveys and Briargate House to a nearby
village, Hope grows up in the arms of the warm and loving Renton
family, unaware of her true identity. But fate has harsh plans for
Hope and a chain of events sees her forced to lead a vagabond's
existence until she finds the courage to fight back and prove
herself a fearless and able nurse, a vocation that takes her to the
horrific battlefields of the Crimea.
But the secrets of the past are not yet done with Hope Renton
and she must return to England to face the legacy of her birth
With the storytelling magic that has won Lesley Pearse millions
of fans, Hope is the portrait of a remarkable woman who will never
let the world - or injustice - bring her down.