Mermaids singing court dilly. Mermaids Singing, A desperate childhood. An uncertain past. One chance at happiness... by Dilly Court 2019-03-22

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Fate soon intervenes and Kitty finds herself working as a skivvy for Sir Desmond and Lady Arabella Mableton in Mayfair. Kitty will do anything for her mistress but her loyalty is severely tested as all their lives are thrown into turmoil and Kitty faces a life of poverty and hardship in the slums of the East End once more. I am ready to start on another book under Dilly Court's other name to see if the writing is the same. But once I got into it, it was really good. Committed to supporting his family, and loving Kitty unconditionally he yearns to find a way to make a living on land.

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Mermaids Singing : Dilly Court : 9780099490975

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Kitty will do anything for her mistress but her loyalty is severely tested as all their lives are thrown into turmoil and Kitty faces a life of poverty and hardship in the slums of the East End once more. I was left wanting to know more, and some storylines weren't concluded. Fate soon intervenes and Kitty finds herself working as a skivvy for Sir Desmond and Lady Arabella Mableton in Mayfair. She is married with two grown-up children and four grandchildren, and now lives in Dorset on the beautiful Jurassic Coast with her husband and a large, yellow Labrador called Archie. I was disappointed in the ending - it seemed rushed, and not fully finished. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Born into poverty and living under the roof of her violent and abusive brother-in-law, young Kitty Cox dreams of working in a women's dress shop in the West End - a million miles away from the reality of her life as a mud-lark, scavenging on the banks of the Thames.

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Mermaids Singing

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The attention to detail without bogging down a scene is fabulous and it one of the things that first drew me to her novel Mermaids Singing. I consumed it with great gusto. But Lady 'Bella' has a secret and unable to live with her domineering husband she decides to leave, fighting for custody of their daughter, Leonie. Her stories are always well told, I love her writing style. She also writes under the name of Lily Baxter. Twists and turns, ups and downs, I never knew what was going to happen next. The other complaint would be, I think the story rapped up a bit quickly.

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Mermaids Singing

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Overall, I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of this author's books. When Arabella found out what had happened she immediately took Kitty under her wing and kitty became the children's nanny. I consumed it with great gusto. Sometimes she managed, other times he found her and took any pennies she had earned, slap her around and then head back to waste the money in the pub, while his family starved. Fate soon intervenes and Kitty finds herself working as a skivvy for Sir Desmond and Lady Arabella Mableton in Mayfair. Bullied by the kitchen maids, Kitty is soon taken under Lady Arabella's wing and for the first time in her life Kitty dares to hope. I don't want to give everything away, so I'll stop there.

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She helped Betty a lot with Betty's sewing and mending for others, as well as Betty's disabled daughter Polly. Kitty will do anything for her mistress but her loyalty is severely tested as all their lives are thrown into turmoil and Kitty faces a life of poverty and hardship in the slums of the East End once more. Additionally, I liked at the outset Dilly's choice to include the point of view of Bella. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Haunted by her past, and with a self-serving mother Lady Bella Mableton has climbed the ladder of success, marrying into the aristocracy. She was taken to her best friend Jem's mother, Betty, who looked after her and treated her as her own. There is an additional 100 pages in this story that could have been used to hone in on the resolution of Kitty's plotline--however, Court chose to start a whole new plotline that is never fully resolved. Kitty spent her days trying hard to earn a little money to help feed her sister, the children as well as herself, and worked in the stinking mire of the Thames River, as a 'mudlark.

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Kitty will do anything for her mistress but her loyalty is severely tested as all their lives are thrown into turmoil and Kitty faces a life of poverty and hardship in the slums of the East End once more. Either way, the book was great. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. In an atmosphere of narrow-mindedness, fear and uncertainty where a teen is brutally raped by her brother-in-law without any legal repercussions, where a wealthy personage can keep a daughter from its mother and women through deception are evicted from their home, this story is emotionally-charged and powerful as the women discover the will and courage to survive every challenge that comes their way. She is so descriptive and everything just jumps out and you can visualize the surroundings, the people and the event. I just knew I would give this book 4 stars, but it was not to be.

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So I was surprised to really, really loved this book and I've just finished re-reading it. So A wonderfully engrossing book. Hardworking, resilient, stubborn and loyal she struggles to make her dream a reality. Anyway, all in all, the characters involved in this story was just one of the aspects I loved about this book. Dilly Court has a fabulous way of setting a scene and keeping the audience firmly grounded in time and place.

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Mermaids Singing

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Born into poverty and living under the roof of her violent and abusive brother-in-law, young Kitty Cox dreams of working in a women's dress shop in the West End - a million miles away from the reality of her life as a mud-lark, scavenging on the banks of the Thames. I want to give her more than a 3 but I just cant. I don't know what really happened to everyone or the outcome of some of the story. I thought the assault scenes against Kitty were too graphic, and should have been toned down; Kitty was only 14 the first time around, and it really bothered me that the author was so detailed. This was so refreshing, she was an active heroine, compared to the likes of Bella Swan and such, who I've got to say didn't inspire me to think for myself when reading Twilight.

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We may receive commission if your application for credit is successful. This was Dilly Court's first book, and I just cant wait to find another of her books because I have now become a fan. So disappointed the rest of her books are not available on Kindle. All overseas shipping is via Airmail. Mermaids Singing is just as much a page turner as the others I have read.

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Mermaids Singing eBook: Dilly Court: browsertap.com: Kindle Store

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Kitty will do anything for her mistress but her loyalty is severely tested as all their lives are thrown into turmoil and Kitty faces a life of poverty and hardship in the slums of the East End once more. But Lady 'Bella' has a secret and unable to live with her domineering husband she decides to leave, fighting for custody of their daughter, Leonie. This book is such a page turner, because each page you turn, there is something else going on. While it may have been Court's attempt at a new plot twist, I found it unnecessary and only continued reading because I had invested myself already in 350 pages, and I hate to leave a book unfinished. Started slow, and I wasn't sure I was going to like it. I was left wanting to know more, and some storylines weren't concluded. It's a shame when a good book goes bad.

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