I read this book some time ago and I really enjoyed the story Very hard to put down Recommended. This is the first book I ve read by Kitty Neale and it was unexpectedly fantastic I do enjoy books both fiction and memoirs set it 40 s and 50 s working class society so was looking forward to this, expecting a gentle reading Which it was Until the book went in a completely unexpected direction. The main character is Alison, the youngest of three sisters Her mother Cora has brought up the three girls alone after her husband Jack died in World War II Cora was left pregnant with Alison and had always resented her and been unkind towards her The eldest daughter Linda is pleasant but Hazel, the middle daughter is beautiful but spiteful and unkind, making Alison s life a misery Alison is very tall, stoops and is not part An ugly duckling story that takes place in 1950s Battersea It just seems to drag on and on, miserably Too many bitchy females and nasty characters, all flat, so I really don t care what happens to them in the story Nor can I understand the raving reviews here.
A Daughter s Disgrace by Kitty Neale is a lovely British historical novel It is set in 1950 s in Battersea starts in 1957 Cora Butler is the widowed mother of three daughters Linda is married to Terry Owens and they have a little three year old daughter named June Hazel is the middle daughter and the loveliest of the three sisters Cora treats Hazel like a queen Alison is the youngest daughter and is considered homely Alison has suffered abuse at the hands of her mother and Hazel all her life They are constantly putting her down Cora cannot stand her youngest daughter Alison is taller than most girls and men When Alison is let go from a local factory, she gets a job with the local butcher, Fred Chapman Next door at the hardware store is a nice looking young man named Paul Lanning that catches Alison s eye One night on the way home Paul attacks Alison and she ends up pregnant Paul and I really enjoyed this book , love a happy ending Kitty Neale never fails to disappoint with her books and this one is no exception I absolutely loved it I felt like I knew all the characters from the description of them in the book The storyline was excellent and not once did I feel it s boring In fact I felt sad when the book finished A definite 5 stars from me Thanks to the publisher Harpercollins UK Avon for an ARC of this book. º A Daughters Disgrace ↠´ Enjoyable Well written and the background of the time in which it is set is comes out very well The characters are well developed and the issues treated transcend time. Heartrending Story Of Family Shame From Sunday Times Bestseller, Kitty Neale A Gritty London Tale, Perfect For Fans Of Katie Flynn, Nadine Dorries And Maureen Lees Battersea Is No Place For A Shamed Woman FracturedAlison Is The Ugly Duckling Of Her Family And Has Always Been Treated With Disdain By Her Mother After Years Of Being Bullied, She Is Drawn To The One Man Who Shows Her Affection But When He Brutally Rapes Her, Leaving Her Pregnant, She Is Cast ✓ A Daughters Disgrace ☆ Download by ✓ Kitty Neale OutForgottenShunned By Her Family, Alison Must Start To Make Her Own Way And Plan A Life For Herself And Her Unborn Child And For The First Time She Is Master Of Her Own DestinyForgiven But When The Baby Arrives, Alison Feels No Love For Her New Son Terrified That History Will Repeat Itself, Can She Find A Way To Love Her Child And Will She Ever Find The Forgiveness She Craves From Her Family I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This was a fantastic book, really enjoyed reading it It is the story of 3 sisters brought up by their mother in London in the years after the 2nd World War It focuses on Alison, the ugly duckling of the family who has a troubled relationship with her mother and her sister Hazel, who although physically beautiful has a harsh selfish streak It follows their fortunes over a couple of years and I guess the moral of the story is that beauty is only skin deep and certainly doesn t guarantee happiness It is hard to write this without giving too much away about the characters, but I would highly recommend this book It is well written and keeps your interest throughout I also like the historica A Daughter s Disgrace is set in 1950s London and features well developed characters, a good plot and a massive wow moment that I didn t see coming. The main family consists of three sisters who are incredibly different and these characters and their mother are the focus of the story I had a lot of sympathy for Alison, the youngest most unloved child, and her character has some wonderful moments in the book. This is one of those books that is easy to read and immerse yourself in, total escapism, and I enjoyed reading it. I received a copy of this book via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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