Lilli de Jong

41AGLDWqfqL._SY346_Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton was a wonderful book that I very much enjoyed. Lilli has been left by her fiance in 1883 Philadelphia while he traveled to Pittsburgh for work. Unfortunately, Lilli is also pregnant, not a good condition to be in with a fiance and no way to reach him. She ends up at a home for unwed mothers, then as a wet nurse, and then homeless with no hope for employment, especially with a baby who she is unwilling to give up. Surprisingly entertaining and immensely readable, I found myself on the edge of my seat, waiting to find out how Lilli fared. I highly recommend grabbing this one for a fast-paced winter read.

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