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The Stolen Child

By Jennie Felton

Published Sep 2019

A powerful new saga from Jennie Felton in the grand tradition of Josephine Cox, Dilly Court, Maggie Hope and Rosie Goodwin of love, loss, tragedy, drama, secrets and twists and turns.

Will anyone believe her baby is gone?

When Stella Swift is discovered holding a shard of broken glass near her newborn baby boy, fears that she might harm William result in her being taken to Catcombe – the local asylum. Although the regime is not as harsh as it once was, it’s not somewhere that Tom wants to send his wife – but he has no choice.

Turning to his kind-hearted sister-in-law Grace for help taking care of his other three children whilst he keeps working at the mine seems like the simplest solution until Stella is well – if only there wasn’t the shared history between Tom and Grace…

At first Catcombe seems to offer the respite Stella needs – until one day she becomes convinced that the baby the nurses have given to her is not William. Is Stella losing her mind? Or is it true that a mother will always know her own child?