Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Book Review - The Workhouse Girl by Dilly Court

Easy Entertaining Read

The Workhouse Girl
by: Dilly Court
Publisher:  Random House UK-North America
Because of situations beyond her control eight year old Sarah Scrase finds herself in St Giles and St. George’s Workhouse.  Once her mother dies in childbirth she receives the brunt of the Trigg’s’ wrath at the workhouse.  Although she is not old enough to be sold, she throws such a fit when her friend Nettie Bean is purchased by a sugar mill owner; the Triggs sell her along with Nettie.  When her new owner finds out how badly she was treated he reports the Triggs to the authorities.   The Triggs lose their position as the workhouse managers and they begin their vendetta against Sarah and her new family. 
This was an easy, entertaining, but predictable book to read.  The first chapter or so was filled with the situation at the workhouse.  The rest of the book was devoted to the life she lived trying to avoid the Triggs who would not give up trying to harm her.  It is filled with one twist and one turn after the other. 
In my opinion, if you are looking for a book to read for entertainment only, this is it. 
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Random House UK - North America, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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