The Judge's Daughter

The Judge s Daughter Set in the beautiful Lancashire moorside town of Skirlaugh The Judge s Daughter is the stirring story of two very different families whose lives have become inextricably tangled Agnes Makepeace has a

  • Title: The Judge's Daughter
  • Author: Ruth Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9780330445221
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • Set in the beautiful Lancashire moorside town of Skirlaugh, The Judge s Daughter is the stirring story of two very different families whose lives have become inextricably tangled Agnes Makepeace has always been courageous and strong minded and on the surface, she couldn t be unlike the chilly, reserved Helen Spencer Agnes knows there is a mystery to her own backgrouSet in the beautiful Lancashire moorside town of Skirlaugh, The Judge s Daughter is the stirring story of two very different families whose lives have become inextricably tangled Agnes Makepeace has always been courageous and strong minded and on the surface, she couldn t be unlike the chilly, reserved Helen Spencer Agnes knows there is a mystery to her own background and is determined to discover the truth about her past She believes the key to unlock the secret is held with husband s employer, Judge Zachary Spencer of Lambert House a mean spirited widower and solitary man Judge Spencer has long neglected his daughter Helen and notices her even less when he takes a new wife But he has underestimated both the extent of his daughter s misery and her determination to enact her revenge Helen s new found confidence causes her to behave in a way that will have a lasting, and shocking impact on both families and, surprisingly, leads to a lifelong friendship with Agnes Yet it is only when the broodingly silent house on Skirlaugh Rise ceases to hold its breath and deliver the answers that Agnes has been seeking that she can finally find the peace of mind she has always longed for.

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    1. The book starts off slow. Too slow at times for my preference but nevertheless, I enjoyed this book. I even shed few tears towards the end of the book.The Judge's Daughter tells the story of Helen Spencer, the daughter of Judge Zachary Spencer, whose life intertwined with Agnes Makepeace. There's Helen's story and there's Agnes' story. And there's the judge. Mean, power hungry, dictating, the judge is feared and despised by all the people he met, most of all his daughter. The judges has secrets. [...]

    2. Yet another audiobook, this, at first, seemed just another family saga located in Hamilton's home town, Bolton. Much of the early part of the book is humourous wtih many sayings with which I'm familiar, being from that area myself. But there are hidden and sometimes murky depths and it becomes part mystery, part ghost story. The eponymous judge's daughter is Helen Spencer, cruelly neglected by her arrogant and unfeeling father, making her a complex and troubled woman. It isn't until her father b [...]

    3. I bought this book on a whim from a book sale and wasn't sure that I would like it but it was an excellent novel. The book was very well constructed, the plt flowed and the characters were very engaging. I loved the way Hamilton created so many different personalities in her charcters, all of which were as real and engaging as the others. I was abit unsure at first about the ending of the novel being based in the present while the rest was set in the 1960's, but it actually worked really well an [...]

    4. I picked this up at the Vila I was staying in. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found I couldn't put it down. Excellently written x

    5. A tragic novel, not as romance and love as it was advertised. I was obsessed for days. Anyway, good book.

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