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The Ragged Orphan

I am excited to be hopping on another fun Boldwood Blog Tour this time with Lindsey Hutchinson's The Ragged Orphan!

The Ragged Orphan

When 12 year-old Jared Johnson’s little sister dies, just hours after his mother breathes her last after wasting away so her children could eat, he knows he is on own.

Desperate to avoid the workhouse, he does everything he can to survive the inhospitable streets of Birmingham. Jared is blessed with the gift of the gab and soon attracts the attention of the King of the Tatters, Toby McGuire. Recognising a kindred spirit, Toby soon has Jared out on a cart hustling for rags.

Jared loves driving his horse Bess, shouting ‘any old rags’ as loud as he can, and it’s not long before he’s thriving. But being successful can bring you enemies as well as friends. Toby knows that Jared is destined for bigger things – provided his big mouth doesn’t get him hurt first…

The top 10 best-seller is back with an unforgettable story about an unforgettable boy. Heart-breaking and heart-warming, fans of Katie Flynn, Val Wood and Lyn Andrews will fall in love with this latest page-turner from Lindsey Hutchinson.

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My thoughts:

This wonderful historical fiction immerses readers in a time and setting where hunger, desperation and fear were daily life for young children. Equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming, Hutchinson has written something beautiful and captivating! I can't wait to see what the other tour members think of this touching book!

Author Bio – Lindsey Hutchinson is a bestselling saga author whose novels include The Workhouse Children. She was born and raised in Wednesbury, and was always destined to follow in the footsteps of her mother, the multi-million selling Meg Hutchinson.

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Thanks to Rachel and Boldwood for giving me the chance to participate in this tour and read this awesome book!

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