I had a slight concern going back in to the 1800, but the story fit so well in to the era, that I soon settled in to the story.
It is set in parts, which does help with the plot.
Nicola Cassidy, gave us a family saga with darkness, twists and heart breaking moments.
I invested in to Molly’s character and she was brought to life extremely well.
Wanting to follow her journey, which although not an easy path was eloquently written.
I loved being immersed into the lives, passing decades and just loved the grit, grimness, lives of those told. Molly really did have her life cut out from her from a young age, and is determined to make the most of every situation, however dire, she is always looking for a way out to save herself.
When moving from Ireland to London, and her dreams don't quite follow plan, which is an understatement, she again looks for a way to save herself. She is such a diverse and interesting character, that you can't help but follow her and will her well.
It took me back to my teens, when all I read was Catherine Cookson.
Perfect for reading this time of year, to get lost in the past in a novel that is spectacularly written. I hope to read more by this author soon.