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The Forgotten Family

by Beryl Matthews

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The premise of the book is promising: 2-year-old child from the slums sold by her desperate parents to a wealthy family. When the child is 17, her adoptive father tells her the truth about her origins, and even though she is horrified, she searches and finds her biological parents and her siblings. Unfortunately, after the first few chapters, the story turns bland, no surprises, all of the siblings are wonderful except for one token villian who only makes a token appearance. Everything turns out perfectly for everyone, and it equals boring and a disappointment. ( )
  CatieN | Sep 16, 2008 |
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A brand new, never before published, saga from Beryl Matthews Whitechapel, London 1890. Queenie Bonner is only two when she is taken from her large family in the slums to a big house in the country. She is frightened and confused, begging to be taken back, but she is told that this is now her home. She yearns for her nine brothers and sisters, especially Harry, who is her favourite. Albert and Mary Warrender rename her Eleanor and bring her up as their daughter. As time passes Eleanor forgets about her other family and loves Mary and Albert as her mother and father. But fifteen years later, when Mary dies, Albert tells her about the Bonners. With Albert's help, she sets about tracing her forgotten family. The search holds pleasure, distress and even danger as she discovers what has happened to her siblings over the years. Eight are traced, but one remains missing. There is no sign of Harry. She knows she will never rest until he is found. But where is he?

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Queenie Bonner is only two when she is taken from her large family in the slums to a big house in the country. She is upset & confused, begging to be taken back, but she is told that this is now her home. Albert & Mary Warrender rename her Eleanor & bring her up as their own. But when Mary dies Albert tells Eleanor about the Bonners.… (more)

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