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Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove has never enjoyed the life of the pampered, protected life girls of wealth were expected to follow in nineteenth century England. It was too confining. She would have much rather been like her older brother, allowed to play marbles, go to school, become a doctor. But little does she know how far her family would go to kill her dreams and desires. Until one day she finds herself locked away in an insane asylum and everyone--the doctors and nurses--insist on calling her Lucy Childs, not Louisa Cosgrove.
Surely this is a mistake. Surely her family will rescue her from this horrible, disgusting place. But as she unravels the mystery, she discovers those are the very people she can't trust. So who can she? There's one person--Eliza. As their love grows, Louisa realizes treachery locked her away. Love is the key to freedom.

Born in Essex, Jane Eagland taught English in secondary schools for many years. She earned an MA in Creative Writing and has worked as a tutor. She published Wildthorn in 2010, having been inspired by true stories of women who were incarcerated in asylums in the nineteenth century. 

ISBN: 9780547577364

ISBN-10: 9780547577364

Publisher: Clarion Books

Publication Date: 01/17/2012 - 12:00am

On Sale: 01/17/2012 - 12:00am

Pages: 352

Language: English


Young Adult Fiction / Romance

Young Adult Fiction / Historical / Europe

Young Adult Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories

Young Adult Fiction / Historical

Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings