Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper

Grace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has travelled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant’s body in a rich lady’s coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can think of to give something at least to the little baby who died at birth and to avoid the ignominy of a pauper’s grave. Distraught and weeping, Grace meets two people at the cemetery: Mrs Emmeline Unwin and Mr James Solent. These two characters will have a profound effect on Grace’s life. But Grace doesn’t know that yet. For now… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy from rape
  • Stillbirth
  • Death of a parent
  • Poverty themes
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