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?
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“I wish I was as talented as Carmen Stevens. Her book is the type of book I wish I could write someday; gripping, fascinating, and captivating.”
“A freshly dark tale, described in intimate, gritty detail. Told in the third person, Anne’s troubled life retains a personable level of honesty modern readers can attach themselves too in an obscure, relatable manner. Readers who love detail will absorb every word like a love song–attached and yearning for more.”