Saturday’s Child

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
After the Battle of Waterloo, motherless ten-year-old Annie travels to London with her father, Private Johnson. Discharged from the army, instead of the hero’s welcome he deserves, his desperate attempts to make an honest living fail. Without food or shelter, death seems inevitable. Driven by desperation Johnson pleads for help from Georgiana Tarrant, his deceased colonel’s daughter. More
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About Rosemary Morris

Rosemary Morris was born in Sidcup Kent. As a child, her head was ‘always in a book.’ While working in a travel agency, Rosemary met her Hindu husband. He encouraged her to continue her education at Westminster College. In 1961 Rosemary and her husband, now a barrister, moved to his birthplace, Kenya, where she lived from 1961 until 1982. After an attempted coup d’état, she and four of her five children lived in an ashram in France.
Back in England, Rosemary wrote historical fiction and joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Historical Novel Society, Watford Writers and many online groups. To research, Rosemary reads non-fiction, visits museums and other places of historical interest. Her bookshelves are so crammed with historical non-fiction, that if she buys a new book she has to consider getting rid of one. Apart from writing, Rosemary enjoys time with her family, classical Indian literature, reading, vegetarian cooking, growing organic fruit, herbs and vegetables and creative crafts.

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Reviews of Saturday’s Child by Rosemary Morris

J.Q. Rose reviewed on July 31, 2022

If you love reading books that take place during the Regency era, you will enjoy British author Rosemary Morris' Saturday's Child, Book 7 in the series, Heroine's Born on Different Days of the Week. Ms. Morris places the reader in the scenes painted with her skillful storytelling, whether in an elegant mansion of the rich or a chaotic marketplace in the 1800s. Her deep research into the era is evident in the mannerisms, the clothing, and the speech of the period. I admired the drive and dreams of the heroine, Annie, and the generous hearts of the Tarrants who helped her to grow from a poor orphan to a business owner. The story of romance is quietly in the background throughout the story, one in which we love the main characters and hate the villain. If you read romance and novels set in England during this time period, this book and the series are perfect for you.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
John Whelan reviewed on Oct. 11, 2020

A traditional Regency without an Earl or a Duke? This one works better than one or two of her other books. The background is correct and a pleasure to read.
(reviewed 75 days after purchase)
Tricia McGill reviewed on July 4, 2020

Annie Johnson is my favourite kind of heroine, and this book is my favourite in this series about heroines born on different days of the week. Even when we first meet her as a hungry nine year old, tagging along with her destitute father, as he seeks employment in London in 1813, we know outspoken Annie has plenty of spirit and a mind of her own. She needs these attributes plus the backbone required to make a go of it in a world where soldiers who served their country in France were left without pensions and penniless, begging their betters for employment. Annie and her mother followed Private Johnson into battle, so she is no delicate missy who balks at the sight of blood. Sadly, her mother did not survive.
As an adult and settled in the Brighton house her father has managed to buy, through honest hard work, Annie is content, until disaster strikes once again and she is left to make a living for herself. Something she does admirably well, despite setbacks, a nasty oaf intent on taking her for his own, and a conniving girl she believes to be a friend. When handsome gentleman Marcus Courtney enters her life while she is saving a starving girl from being arrested for stealing one of her pies, Annie is smitten. But Annie knows as well as he, that marrying a woman considered beneath his station in life is out of the question.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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