Fallen Grace (Hardcover)

By Mary Hooper

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 9781599905648, 309pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011



Life has been nothing but unfair to Grace Parkes and her sister. Penniless, the two orphans manage to stay alive-but only barely, like so many on the streets of Victorian London. And Grace must bear a greater heartbreak, having become pregnant from terrible circumstances and then given birth to a stillborn baby. But the infant's death sets Grace on a new path, bringing her into contact with people who hold both riches and power. A great fraud has been perpetrated on young Grace and her sister, and they are the secret recipients of a most unusual legacy-if only they can find the means to claim it. Mary Hooper's latest offers Dickensian social commentary, as well as malicious fraud, mysterious secrets, and a riveting read.

About the Author

MARY HOOPER is a popular writer for children and young adults, best known for her finely woven historical novels, including Newes from the Dead, The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose, Petals in the Ashes, and At the Sign of the Sugared Plum. She lives in England.www.maryhooper.co.uk