Book: Ring Of Roses
Author: Mary Hooper
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
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Intensely powerful novel set in London during the height of the Plague in the 1600s. Abby is delighted to be appointed to the position of nursemaid in the well-to-do Beauchurch household. But it's the summer of 1665, and soon whispers are spreading through London that the Plague is returning. Can Abby keep herself and her small charge Grace safe, or will the disaster engulf them? A companion piece to Mary Hooper's bestselling 'At the Sign of the Sugared Plum'. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
Some of you might not know but I love books set from the 1900's to 1940's when people struggled though many heartaches but still showed courage, love and family meant a lot more than it does nowadays!
Ring of Roses was such a powerful story of love and bravely. Of a young girl who cared for someone other than herself, for a baby, defenceless and relaying on this young girl to take care of her.
Mary Hooper depicted the Plague in a sensitive, powerful and true way.