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The Doorstep Girls

Author : Val Wood
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Can two friends find hope in hard times? Ruby and Grace have grown up in the poorest slums of Hull. Friends since early childhood, they have supported each other in bad times and good. But their families are bound together by more than friendship, and secrets from the past threaten to make their lives even more difficult. The local cotton mill has provided work for Ruby and Grace since they were nine years old, and now years later both girls find themselves the object of attention from the mill owner's sons. As times grow harder, and money ever scarcer, Grace becomes involved in campaigns against poverty and injustice, while Ruby is tempted into prostitution. The two girls are searching for something that could take them far away . . . But what price will they pay to find it? If you like books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love Val's heartwarming stories of triumph over adversity.

The Girl on the Doorstep

Author : Lindsey Hutchinson
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Left an orphan, five-year-old Rosie Harris is found and raised by Maria, a Romany gypsy. Life on the road is hard, but the little girl soon feels one of the tribe with the travellers. As she grows older, Rosie realises she has 'second sight' and is able to read people's palms and see into their futures. Needing to make a living of her own, she befriends the canal folk, known as the 'cut-rats' traversing the Black Country waterways with their cargo, and so offers readings to anyone who can pay. Pursued by Jake Harding, a Romany bandolier who wants her for his wife, Rosie instead finds herself falling in love with a married man. And despite growing ominous signs that her future may be cursed, Rosie can't quite break away from the dream of a happily ever after... Lindsey Hutchinson is a master storyteller, and her Black Country sagas are heart-breaking, uplifting and truly addictive.

A Baby on the Doorstep

Author : Rachel Wesson
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Virginia, 1934: In the middle of the night, he crept through the bushes, thankful for the darkness, for the clouds covering the stars. Tenderly, he opened his bag, lifting the small bundle out. With tears in his eyes, he held her tight, not wanting to let her go. But he had no choice––it was the only way. “This is your new home, little one. You’ll be safe here.” Distant rumblings of conflict in Europe have reached even the secluded, snow-dusted mountains of Virginia, where Lauren Greenwood faces a battle of her own. The Great Depression is crippling America, leaving millions of its victims without shoes on their feet and clothes on their backs. Hope House––the orphanage Lauren runs––is suffering more than ever. The one thing Lauren is not short of is love. But with just a handful of dollars to her name, every day is a struggle to feed the orphans and keep a roof over their heads. Yet she refuses to give up. When a baby is left on the porch, Lauren welcomes her with open arms. The abandoned new-born, Maisie, is left with a crumpled letter––her parents begging Lauren to look after the girl and promising to return for her one day. Lauren refuses to allow another child to fall prey to the Depression, and vows to provide little Maisie with the love and protection of a mother. But when the debt collectors come calling, threatening to shut down the orphanage, Lauren runs out of hope. Any day now the children could be thrown onto the frozen streets, where survival is impossible. With tragedy just around the corner, how can she ever reunite Maisie with her parents? And if she doesn’t manage to save the orphans, how will she live with herself? A totally heartbreaking tale with a beautiful and hopeful message––when all else fails, love can save the day. Fans of Before We Were Yours, The Orphan Train and Diney Costeloe will be swept away by this emotional and totally gripping historical page-turner. Readers totally love Rachel Wesson’s Hope House series: “Love love love this book!!! I laughed, I cried and it really touched me.” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Tissues! I cried… A masterpiece of truth! Eye-opening! I would give this book more stars if I could! I’d definitely recommend this book to everyone!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved each and every minute… Heartwrenching… Reminiscent of Of Mice and Men as well as The Colour Purple, JoJo Moyes’ The Giver of Stars with a dash of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help… Like a warm hug on a winter’s day… An emotional rollercoaster.” Rachel M Writes, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A tearjerker. I sobbed… I KNEW it would be heartbreaking just from the title… But it was worth all the sobbing. I need the second book in the series pronto.” Privat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I’m speechless, how do I even do this book justice? You need to read this... I laughed and smiled and sobbed… This is a must-read.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved this… One of the most heartwarming books I’ve read all year. It is a heartbreaker.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Pulls on your heartstrings… It will bring you to tears and but also make you smile.” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Felt like I was watching a movie… Will keep you up late reading and page turning, and then it will linger with you! You don't want to miss this one!” Musing by Maureen, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Inspirational, heartbreaking and also uplifting… Flawless… A true artist in storytelling.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Oh my!… An extremely emotional book!” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “You will need a Kleenex!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Doorstep Girls

Author : Valerie Wood
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Ruby and Grace grew up in the slums of Middle Court, the poorest place in Hull. Addicted to opium, Ruby's ma tried hard to be a good mother, but without much success, while Grace's parents looked after Ruby and their own family. But secrets from the past threaten to make their lives more difficult.

Girl s Best Friend

Author : Louise Marley
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The Girl

Author : Robbie Branscum
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Left with her four brothers and sisters in the care of a cruel grandmother who resents their existence, an eleven-year-old girl struggles for survival in a poor Arkansas hill community.

The Single Girl s Guide to Living in the City

Author : Gwen Cummings
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Report Jewish Association for the Protection of Girls and Women

Author : Jewish Association for the Protection of Girls and Women
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Fifth Survey of Educational Research 1988 92 Trend reports

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The Bixby Girls

Author : Rosamond Marshall
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All the Lost Girls

Author : Patricia Foster
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A powerful memoir of Southern mores and family life focuses on the often difficult mother-daughter relationship that existed between the author and her ambitious mother.

The Girls He Adored

Author : Jonathan Lewis Nasaw
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A riveting psycho-thriller with unforgettable characters: the serial killer, the psychiatrist he kidnaps, and the world-weary FBI agent who is in pursuit. The man in the prison cells calls himself Max. He admits to killing the cop who found him sitting in a car beside the still-warm body of a disembowelled young woman, but he claims to be suffering from DID, the multiple-personality disorder that is a common alibi for the worst criminals. Assigned to assess the truth of Max's defence is strawberry blonde psychiatrist Irene Cogan. When Max masterminds his bloody escape from prison and kidnaps Irene, he agrees to undergo a course of therapy, during which Irene is introduced to a succession of his alters - his alternative personalities. To her alarm, it seems that one of them has a distinctly unhealthy penchant for strawberry blondes. And it looks like it will be up to FBI Special Agent E.L. Pender, who has been on Max's trail for over a decade, to find them before Irene discovers exactly what that penchant extails...

Our Girls

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The Blueprint for My Girls

Author : Yasmin Shiraz
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For years, the message of The Blueprint For My Girls has reached audiences nationwide through the various tours and lectures conducted by Yasmin Shiraz. Now Shiraz gives specific written guidelines to help young women navigate through their lives. Book jacket.

The Peter Rabbit Story Book for Little Boys and Girls

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Galaxy Girls

Author : Anne Whitney Pierce
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Ten stories on women. In Sans Homme, a girl falls in love with her mother's boyfriend, in Abeyance, a woman whose marriage is falling apart reflects on the loneliness ahead of her, while in Empty Beauty Salon, a woman moves her business from New York to Maine for a change of scenery.

Oxford Girls

Author : Barbara Mercer
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Newbery Girls

Author : Barbara Elleman
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A compilation specifically for girls provides fifteen Newbery Award-winning stories, including The Courage of Sarah Noble, Misty of Chincoteague, and The Cat Who Went to Heaven.

Submerging Villages

Author : Vidyuta Joshī
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Study report on the rehabilitation of 19 villages of Gujarat that will be submerged by the Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Multi-purpose Irrigation Project.

Access of Girls to Basic Education in Gabon

Author : Fanta Diallo Maïga
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