July 1914, the eve of the First World War, and fourteen-year-old Alix Gregory is holidaying in France with the wealthy Lanchbury family. She is looking after two-year-old Charlie Lanchbury when he disappears during a family picnic and is never seen again. Once a happy, carefree girl, Alix is blamed for the tragedy and cannot escape from the resulting disintegration of the family. The war ends and Alix tries to pick up the threads of her life. Through her marriage and the birth of her son, Rory, she finds happiness, and through her meeting with the brothers Derry and Jonathan Fox, she finds love. Yet, living in her ancient and beautiful home, Owlscote, she is haunted by the loss of her baby cousin. As the years pass, and as the world descends into the horrors of war once more, the question remains: will Charlie Lanchbury ever be found?
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About the Author
Judith Lennox grew up in rural Hampshire and studied at the University of Lancaster, where she met her husband Iain; they have three sons, three grandsons and a granddaughter. Judith lives with her husband in Cambridge.
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Shadow Child based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Another excellent novel by Judith Lennox. She writes about great flawed characters. Her novels often deal with class conflicts in England. She also has characters who have no faith - often socialism is their motivation. It is fascinating how their beliefs really mess up their lives. This novel includes a lost child, war, romance, betrayal, thief, friendship, babies, death, and much much more! After finishing this novel, try these fine authors: Duncan Barrett, William Jarvis, Helen Forrester, Margaret Mayhew, Mary Gibson. Jane Fitzpatrick, Jane Donnelly, Lynn Austin, and Sandra Dallas. This book deserves an A+++++++