‘Anne’ by Carmen Stevens

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18th century England-Fourteen-year old Anne Falkman is an arrogant, desperate orphan trying to live any way she can on the streets of London. Through her desolate, lonely years, a hope was born within her, the hope that fate would bless her and give her lasting happiness. Growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, Anne has nurtured a fear of men. She also fears marrying and giving birth, which was the death of her mother and caused her father to go mad and violently hate his daughter. When a series of events gives Anne a chance for happiness, she takes it and achieves her dreams, but at what cost? Will she attain the life of happiness that she dreamed of? Which choices are the best ones to make?

 

‘Anne’ is a fascinating novel. The author focuses a lot on the details, which help readers view her world more clearly and I always loved that in stories. The story kept me captivated and although it’s rather long, I wasn’t bored at all. This book reads like a classic and I can gladly recommend it to people who loves historical fiction.

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