The Innocent Ones
by Barbara Holden
The Innocent Ones is a story about a woman who loved her daughter (Nina) so much that she unwittingly causes her daughter a lot of pain. She practically rejects all her suitors and the daughter is not given the chance to say a word about it. This resulted in two children, which were born out of wedlock. Before she dies, she marries off her daughter to a herbalist in exchange for money owed to him.