Sunday, November 25, 2018

Boundless

The last book in the Shaws series is out next month, but instead of a straight "buy me," post, I'd prefer to talk about an aspect of the story.

Orphanages. At the start of Boundless, Livia is attacked by some skinny children from the orphanage she has just visited.
Georgian London had good ones and bad ones.
Thomas Coram's Foundling Hospital

The best was the famous Foundling Hospital which Thomas Coram helped to establish. A retired sea captain, he used his fortune to fund the school for children who needed a good upbringing. The children weren't strictly orphans, but they came from parents who could not afford to bring them up. In effect, the parents gave their babies away. They left little tokens so they could identify the child if they were ever in a position to reclaim them. The Hospital has a pathetic and terribly sad collection of them that you can go and see today. As far as is known, not one parent returned to claim their child, and if they had, since the tokens were removed it would have been almost impossible to recognise them.
The children were brought up strictly to be good Christians and to have a trade. Eventually they'd be apprenticed out or sent as servants somewhere.
And that was the good version.

In the bad one, like the one my heroine Livia visited, the orphanage was little better than a thieves' kitchen. they were taught a trade all right, but that might be pickpocketing or burglary. Remember Fagin in Oliver Twist? That was written when the rookeries were still swamps of filth and danger in the middle of London - turn the wrong way on The Strand and you could find yourself in an area the authorities left alone, and if you were wearing good clothes, you might not come out alive.
Livia mistakenly visits the kind of orphanage where children were trained to steal, and my hero has to rescue her. Oliver is very attracted to Livia, and astonished to see her in this part of London, but from that moment their fate is set.
And you'll have to read Boundless to find out what happens next!

*****

She’s the unlikely wallflower of the extraordinary Shaw family.  A woman who will never marry, but not for the reasons you might think . . .
 
Attacked on the streets of London, Lady Livia Shaw is relieved when a gentleman comes to her aid—and startled to discover her rescuer is Adrian, the Duke of Preston, a notorious rogue. But their association—and instant attraction—does not end there, much to the Shaws’ distress. For Livia was robbed of a memento—one that is both her most precious possession and a reminder of a shameful secret. It is a secret she knows will cause her to lose Adrian forever, yet he is determined to track down the thief . . .

Adrian never wanted to be anyone’s hero, but now he’s finding the prospect as pleasing as he does Livia’s company, and her beauty. Certainly he wants her in his bed, but what surprises him is how much she comes to mean to him. Which is why the revelation of her scandalous past is nearly his undoing. Arrogantly, he had assumed only he had the power to shock. But it is too late to turn back, and now Adrian may have to risk everything for Livia, even his heart . . .

You can preorder the book here!


17 comments:

Sara Capley said...

Just finished reading Boundless. Loved the book especially the characters and the plot twists. I wonder Lynne if you've read the Duchess War by Courtney Milan? Like you I lived in Leicester for approx 30 years and it was fascinating reading a historical set in my home city. Keep up the excellent work and looking forward to reading more of your books

KABIR SHARMA said...

Thank you I checked your blog,
Top Escorts Provider in Mumbai and Goa
The girls in our agency are very open minded, flirtatious, erotic KABIR SHARMA: +919967769990| ALISHA: +919004849429 |DOLLYGIRLS PREMIUM ESCORTS MUMBAI
Mumbai Escorts
Escorts in Mumbai
Mumbai Escort
Mumbai Call Girls
College Girl Escorts Mumbai
TV Actress Escorts Mumbai
Airhostess Escorts Mumbai
Model Escorts Mumbai
VIP Models Mumbai
Thane Escorts
Dahisar Escorts
Borivali Escorts
Mald Escorts
Goregaon Escorts
Andheri Escorts
Lokhandwala Escorts
Versova Escorts
Juhu Escorts
Bandra Escorts
Dadar Escorts
Mumbai Escorts
Worli Escorts
Churchgate Escorts

Donna said...

Hello everyone. I want to share my amazing experience with the great spell caster Dr Mark my husband was cheating on me and when I found out we had a fight which lead him filling for a divorce I cried and fell sick when I was searching about love quotes online I saw people talking about Dr Mark and his great work whose case was similar to mine they left his contact info I contacted Dr Mark and he told me not to worry that after 24 hours he will cancel the divorce and my husband will be back to me after I did everything he asked me to do to my greatest surprise the next day evening it was my husband he knelt down begging me to accept him back, thank you once again Dr Mark you are indeed a blessing to me he can also help you. contact Dr Mark through his email address on: blessedlovetemple@gmail.com He cure all kinds of sickness or diseases such as: HERPES VIRUS LASSA FEVER GONORRHEA HIV/AID

Secret Fun Nagpur said...

ESCORT SERVICE IN NAGPUR

ESCORT SERVICE IN JODHPUR

ESCORT SERVICE IN UDAIPUR

ESCORT SERVICE IN SURAT

LOW PROFILE ESCORT SERVICE IN SURAT

ESCORT SERVICE IN VADODARA

ESCORT SERVICE IN PATNA

ESCORT SERVICE IN NAGPUR

Secret Fun Nagpur said...

ESCORT SERVICE IN VADODARA

ESCORT SERVICE IN SILIGURI

HIGH PROFILE ESCORT SERVICE IN NAGPUR

ESCORT SERVICE IN GANDHINAGAR

ESCORT SERVICE IN MOUNT ABU

AHMEDABAD ESCORT SERVICE

ESCORT SERVICE IN JAIPUR

LIZA SHARMA ESCORT SERVICE IN NAGPUR

Secret Fun Nagpur said...

HEENA ESCORT SERVICE IN NAGPUR

NANDINI ESCORT SERVICE IN NAGPUR

AMARAWATI ESCORT SERVICE

ESCORT SERVICE IN NAGPUR

ESCORT SERVICE IN ADILABAD

ESCORT SERVICE IN LONAVALA

ESCORT SERVICE IN SAUNDA

ESCORT SERVICE IN SIMDEGA

Expert said...

Call Girls in Hyderabad We need genuine people looking Call Girls in Banjara Hills
and Vip single female locanto escorts service in Hyderabad Independent Escort Thank you very much for visiting Delhi NCR. Call Girls in Gurgaon
Call Girls in Banjara Hills

Split Ac Repair in Delhi NCR. Ac Repair Service in Rohini
Fridge, Window Ac, Split Ac Gas Filling service in Delhi All Electronic Machine Repair Samsung, Lg Ac Installation near me
AC Repair Service in Dwarka Delhi

Hitech City Call Girls AC Repair, Led tv repair best technician
lg Led tv repair service center near me LED TV Service Center in Delhi

Karol Bagh Escorts said...

Is it true that you are ready to spend a beautiful night with stunning sexy escorts? If you are, then our Karol Bagh Escorts agency has come up with a sexy service for you. These escorts continuously provide the most energetic and exciting sexy experiences to their clients while maintaining their desires.
Karol Bagh Escorts

Delhi Escorts said...

One of the beautiful and glamorous independent Delhi Escorts, you can find the same intimacy you always expect. She will let you enjoy sexual intimacy with so much love and care to get over all the worries you have from your loneliness and isolation.

Bed Pari Bangalore Escorts said...

Thanks for sharing this brilliant article it was a very useful and helpful article.

Bangalore Escorts
Bangalore escorts service
Bangalore escorts
Bangalore Escorts
VIP Escorts Bangalore
Call Girls in Bangalore

Divya Goal said...

delhi escorts
ahmedabad escorts
morbi escorts
escort service in rudrapur
Independent Bangalore Escorts
Bangalore Escorts Services

Bangalore Escorts Divya Goal said...

delhi escorts
ahmedabad escorts
morbi escorts
escort service in rudrapur
Independent Bangalore Escorts
Bangalore Escorts Services
Hifi Escorts

Ric Clayton said...

I really want to thank Dr Emu for saving my marriage. My wife really treated me badly and left home for almost 3 month this got me sick and confused. Then I told my friend about how my wife has changed towards me. Then she told me to contact Dr Emu that he will help me bring back my wife and change her back to a good woman. I never believed in all this but I gave it a try. Dr Emu casted a spell of return of love on her, and my wife came back home for forgiveness and today we are happy again. If you are going through any relationship stress or you want back your Ex or Divorce husband you can contact his whats app +2347012841542 or email emutemple@gmail.com website: Https://emutemple.wordpress.com/

Majortotosite Pro said...

you are really a good webmaster. The web site loading speed
is amazing. It seems that you are doing any unique trick. 토토사이트

Racesite Pro said...

I every time spent my half an hour to read this weblog's posts daily along with a cup of coffee. 카지노

Oncasinosite Net said...

Hello There. I discovered your blog using msn. That is a really well written article.
I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to learn extra of your helpful information. Thanks for the post.
I'll certainly comeback 바카라사이트

Totopick Pro said...

Hey! I'd like to start a blog so I can easily share my own experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips for new aspiring blog owners. 메이저사이트