Born to Trouble
All she wanted was a better life…
By Rita Bradshaw
Rita Bradshaw's dramatic storytelling and stunning new packaging appeal to a growing number of fans
A compelling saga guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings.
Born into the worst of families in Sunderland's filthy, crime-ridden East End, Pearl Croft's childhood is miserable. Shortly after her violent, drunken father is killed in a fight, Pearl's elder brothers are sent to prison leaving her, still a child herself, to care for her baby brothers. Pearl's mother brings her 'clients' to the house, one of whom has a penchant for little girls... Terrified and hurt, Pearl runs away from home and is found, feverish and near death, by Romany gypsies. But this is far from the end of Pearl's struggles. Years pass, and as Pearl reaches womanhood she begins to wonder if she is simply born to trouble or will she find happiness one day?
Rita Bradshaw was born in Northamptonshire, where she still lives today with her husband. She has written many successful novels under a pseudonym and several delightful sagas under her own name.
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18 Mar 2010
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Praise for Rita Bradshaw: 'Catherine Cookson fans will enjoy discovering a new author who writes in a similar vein — Home and Family
If you like gritty, rags-to-riches Northern sagas, you'll enjoy this — Family Circle
What an emotional rollercoaster ride of a book! It grabs your attention from page one and does not let go until the end — Sunderland Echo
Displaying an uncanny ability to spin a good yarn — Sunderland Echo
All published writers have skill and creativity, but a few have more. It's called magic. I'm beginning to believe Bradshaw has it! — Historical Novels Review