The Stolen Child
Love, danger, excitement and romance in the Victorian era as Hazel discovers her twin sister, Lily who both love the same man. More
Love and Romance in the Victorian era as Hazel discovers her twin sister, Lily who both love the same man.
Hazel is snatched from her mother at birth by her father, Captain James Everett. He intends to kill Hazel in revenge, but finds he cannot bring himself to leave his own flesh and blood exposed on a hillside. Completely unprepared, he sails with her to Canada and is driven to his wits end with the needs of a new born babe. Without a second thought he gets help from a kind couple and guards over her as she grows. However, when Hazel is sixteen, Everett takes her from her family home. He intends to show her the world at sea, but Hazel is not pleased. Especially after the demise of her friend Molly by Everett's hand, or so as Hazel see it. Diligently, Hazel plans and executes an elaborate escape from Everett, that only leads her into another captivity.
A secret admirer, Charlie, follows Hazel all the way from Canada to England. His dearest wish is to speak to her. Yet, through twists and turns he falls in love with her twin sister, Lily. He goes into the deaths of despair when Lily leaves him. Lily comes from a high class family and is thrown into turmoil when she finds herself pregnant. She can't marry Charlie because he is so poor. Yet her family would be shocked to their roots to find her with child without a husband. Lily hides her pregnancy and her baby, but is at a loss about what to do next. Hazel is bought out of her captivity by her Aunt to meet her twin and mother for the first time. However, before Hazel does, she mistakenly comes across the baby hidden in Lily's draw. The twins are shocked to meet each other, but quickly become friends. Shortly after, they decide to run away together, Lily for the sake of her baby and Hazel to avoid Everett.
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