The Forgotten Family

The Forgotten Family A brand new never before published saga from Beryl Matthews Whitechapel London Queenie Bonner is only two when she is taken from her large family in the slums to a big house in the country She

  • Title: The Forgotten Family
  • Author: Beryl Matthews
  • ISBN: 9780727891754
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • A brand new, never before published, saga from Beryl Matthews Whitechapel, London 1890 Queenie Bonner is only two when she is taken from her large family in the slums to a big house in the country She is frightened and confused, begging to be taken back, but she is told that this is now her home She yearns for her nine brothers and sisters, especially Harry, who is herA brand new, never before published, saga from Beryl Matthews Whitechapel, London 1890 Queenie Bonner is only two when she is taken from her large family in the slums to a big house in the country She is frightened and confused, begging to be taken back, but she is told that this is now her home She yearns for her nine brothers and sisters, especially Harry, who is her favourite Albert and Mary Warrender rename her Eleanor and bring her up as their daughter As time passes Eleanor forgets about her other family and loves Mary and Albert as her mother and father But fifteen years later, when Mary dies, Albert tells her about the Bonners With Albert s help, she sets about tracing her forgotten family The search holds pleasure, distress and even danger as she discovers what has happened to her siblings over the years Eight are traced, but one remains missing There is no sign of Harry She knows she will never rest until he is found But where is he

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    1. Beryl Matthews brings a youthful charming girl to the pages of The Forgotten Family. In 1890 England, two year old Queenie is sold by her family to a wealthy couple who could not have children. They changed her name to Eleanor, confusing Queenie, but as time goes by she has no memory of her early childhood. She enjoys her life with a mother and father who adore her and she takes pleasure riding her horses on the family estate. She is a smart, very pretty and she is an extremely independent young [...]

    2. Intriguing summary got me invested. The story was a bit simplistic, with resolutions coming fairly easy, but a nice read.

    3. What a absolute delightful story, Queenie is the youngest of 9 children living in the slums of Whitechapel in London in 1890, her parents desperate for money sell Queenie to a woman who cannot have her own children, at the age of 2 and a half she is taken in by this wealthy family and adopted, her name changed to Eleanor, not long before her 18th birthday her adoptive mother passes away and Eleanor is told the story of her adoption and she sets out to trace her natural parents and siblings, love [...]

    4. An enjoyable book!I enjoyed reading this book. The book kept me guessing all the way through. A large, poor family of ten children and two parents fell onto hard times. The parent sold their youngest child who was only two and half years old girl to a wealthy lady who could not have any children. That is were the story starts. This story goes on and tells how Queenie who has been named Eleanor grew to love and respect her adoptive parents and forgotten her past life . After the death of her adop [...]

    5. A fairly believable and enjoyable bookYou can read a synopsis of the book in other locations so I will not repeat them here . Since this is not a favorite genre of mine , it was pleasantly surprising to find it so enjoyable . The premise may seem a little far-fetched but still manages to be fairly believable . I found myself really engrossed in the story and rooting for Queenie and her goal of finding her family . I will read this author again which is high praise from someone who doesn't usuall [...]

    6. Wonderfully writtenI so enjoyed reading about life in London in the late 1800's. This author's description of the poor neighborhood of Whitechapel placed me right there! So give this book a chance . You won't be sorry. Enjoy!

    7. Family, ? Family Everywhere!I gave this book only four stars because ! Probably won't read it again. This is not a mystery, or an action story. It is story about family and love, Romantic and family love. I enjoyed every minute of it. Granny Coy

    8. LovelyI enjoyed this book immensely. It is a refreshing change because the story flows seamlessly, instead of going back and forth between eras, as seems to be the trend with novels these days. It is an easy read good for relaxation. I will seek out more by this author.

    9. Family love over the years apartInteresting story depicting how different family classes lived and came back together. Got a bit confused over family members since there were so many siblings to keep straight.

    10. EnjoyabeThis was another good read about a strong woman. Couldn't stop reading it. I do wish they wouldn't put a limit on how many words you had to write on a review!

    11. So glad to find this author!I loved this wonderful historical fiction. It was a terrific story with so violence or bad language. I look forward to reading more of her books.

    12. A rags to riches story about a child sold to a wealthy family to keep her parents and siblings from the Workhouse. What happens when she finds out years later the truth of her parentage?

    13. The story about her finding her family and her history was interesting the story of her and James was flat no chemistry

    14. Poor girl makes good story.I did not enjoy the author's narrative style . Story moved slowly and was predictable. No depth to the characters.

    15. The Forgotten FamilyWas an excellent book! I would highly recommend this book and author for anyone who wants something different! I could not but it down!;

    16. I enjoyed the book and the intriguing plot. But was disappointed in the ending. Wrapped up too suddenly and fast.

    17. Im enjoying Beryl Matthews now easy to read feel good books. Its London 1890. Queenie Bonner is a two year old living in the slums of Whitechapel. She is happy and oblivious to the dirt and squalor. Queenie is the youngest of ten children and loves spending time with her siblings, especially the eldest Harry who she adores.One day they are busy having a play in the street with Queenie with them laughing with joy and amusement, a posh carriage arrives. While they all watch Queenie’s mum and dad [...]

    18. This is the first book I've listened to with Audible, all my previous audiobooks were on CD and less portable. I did enjoy the experience of listening, and it helped pass the time while doing boring things like washing the dishes!It was a nice story, with interesting characters albeit not always believable. and it was often trite. Unfortunately the author also felt as though she couldn't introduce all the characters without pairing them off and there were more weddings than there were for the Be [...]

    19. It has been a while since I have read a Beryl Matthews book and I was not dissapointed beautifully written lovely storyline that has you in tears have your tissues ready.You will not be dissapointed it is everything a book should have a brilliant storyline.I have tears rolling down my face as I just finished it.

    20. I had to keep reminding my self that this was at the beginning of the suffragette and there was a huge divide between class. i was annoyed with one particular couple getting together right at the end, it was not necassary, she should have been with the uncle or just not in a relationship. other than that i was hooked

    21. this was a really moving book.I couldn't put it down, I cried lotsBeryl has a gift for making you believe what she is writing is realIf you like a good story with a happy ending I reccomend this book

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