All You Need To Know About Louisa Hill...

Louisa Hill is the heroine of the first book in the Ladies of Carson Street trilogy, A Widow's Vow.

She is a strong woman who has made her own way in life since her family disappeared and left her to her devices at the tender age of thirteen. Alone and selling flowers on the street corners of Bristol city centre, Louisa soon found herself on the sleeping wherever she could until she was taken in by a brothel madam as a maid. At least, she worked as a maid for a while...

Once she began life as a prostitute, Louisa learned the best way to survive is to use her intelligence and savvy with anyone and everyone. Then one of her regular culls falls in love with her and proposes marriage, offering her security, a home and comfortable life. He even agrees that Louisa's best friend and fellow prostitute, Nancy, can come to their home as Louisa's companion.

It is at Louisa's new home in Bristol that A Widow's Vow begins.

She receives news that her husband has been found hanged in a hotel room in Bath, leaving only a short note and keys to a house Louisa had no idea existed behind. As it becomes clear that her husband had been hiding debts and a second life from her, Louisa and Nancy are forced to leave Bristol and find out more about the mysterious house in Bath. Once they arrive in the city, further secrets and problems are uncovered until Louisa draws on the strength that has got her through life to this moment.

She really only has two options...

Make the house her husband left her work for her on her terms OR sell it and hope the money lasts long enough that she is able to house her and Nancy and they find decent employment working for someone else.

For Louisa, who has been let down by others all her life, the choice is simple and the house on Carson Street becomes the catalyst for a new life of her own making...

Why not discover more about Louisa and Nancy and start reading A Widow's Vow today? Here's the blurb & buy link:

From grieving widow...

1851. After her merchant husband saved her from a life of prostitution, Louisa Hill was briefly happy as a housewife in Bristol. But then a constable arrives at her door. Her husband has been found hanged in a Bath hotel room, a note and a key to a property in Bath the only things she has left of him. And now the debt collectors will come calling.

To a new life as a madam.

Forced to leave everything she knows behind, Louisa finds more painful betrayals waiting for her in the house in Bath. Left with no means of income, Louisa knows she has nothing to turn to but her old way of life. But this time, she'll do it on her own terms – by turning her home into a brothel for upper class gentleman. And she's determined to spare the girls she saves from the street the horrors she endured in the past.

Enlisting the help of Jacob Jackson, a quiet but feared boxer, to watch over the house, Louisa is about to embark on a life she never envisaged. Can she find the courage to forge this new path? 

A Widow's Vow is the first in a gripping and gritty new Victorian saga series from Rachel Brimble. You won't be able to put it down.


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