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A Woman of Courage

Author(s): Rita Bradshaw

Location(s): New York City (NYC), Sunderland

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance

Era(s): Late 19th Century

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Survival means fighting back.

It’s 1890, and Josie Gray is an innocent and beautiful fifteen-year old when Adam McGuigan, the youngest son of a dangerous and influential crime family spots her singing in a Sunderland public house. Adam is handsome and charismatic, sweeping Josie off her feet with his beguiling lies and promises. He charms her into marrying him on her sixteenth birthday, but on her wedding night the fairy tale ends.

Josie finds herself trapped in a living nightmare and there’s no one to help her. Events spiral out of control, and when her life is put in danger she escapes with her baby son. Fleeing to a different country, Josie fights to make a good life for her child and then love beckons again.

But the McGuigan family’s power is far reaching. When the day of reckoning comes, can Josie survive it?

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