The Music Maker's Daughter (The Westcott Girls, #1)

The Music Maker's Daughter (The Westcott Girls, #1)

by Gayle Wyatt
The Music Maker's Daughter (The Westcott Girls, #1)

The Music Maker's Daughter (The Westcott Girls, #1)

by Gayle Wyatt



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Something is deeply wrong in the Belaugh household, and Madeline Brooks is about to step right into it


When her beloved pianist father dies, Madeline loses everything - her family, her friends and home. But she never abandons hope. She dreams passionately of following in her father's footsteps and making music her life.


Rising above the orphanage regime, she secures a music scholarship with the wealthy Belaugh family. It seems like a dream come true. But is it?


At Harborough Hall she begins to suspect her guardian is far more than he seems. Opportunity quickly turns to nightmare.


Loyal and kind-hearted, she fights to defend those she loves her from harm. But can she save herself? Can she retain the one thing she values above all – her father's gift for making music?


A gritty, heart-warming tale of determination and courage, friendship and loyalty.


Is this for you?

If you're looking for something that will make you weep, make you smile, taste joy and despair through the eyes of a courageous young girl, then you've come to the right place.

You will be rooting for Madeline from beginning to end.




Length 294 pages.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940165522659
Publisher: Gayle Wyatt
Publication date: 10/08/2021
Series: The Westcott Girls
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: eBook
File size: 479 KB

About the Author

Like many authors, I'm a compulsive writer. I started telling and scribbling bedtime stories at a really early age. By the time I was twelve years old, I had begun constructing plots for my first novel. I’ve been writing ever since.

It's only now, though, many years and several careers later, that I'm turning seriously to fiction writing. My plan is to bring several historical series to print over the next few years.

Life has had a habit of getting in the way of my literary aspirations, and I don't think that has been a bad thing. I have done so much and learned so much. My first career was as a Physiological Measurement Technician working in the Health Service in the UK, and then moving Bahrain for three years where I worked at the Salmanaya Medical Centre.

The second phase of my life was as a mother bringing up two beautiful sons, but when I decided it was time to return to work, I had the most amazing stroke of pure luck. While temping for a few weeks at a publishing company, I was able to put my writing and editing skills to good use, and I was offered a job as an assistant editor.

It was a dream come true and was the first step in a satisfying career! I eventually become magazine editor, a highly stressful job working to immutable deadlines, directing the editorial content, overseeing the quality of the magazine, managing a portfolio of writers and of course writing a vast number of articles and news items.

After 20 years in that challenging role, moving from magazine to magazine, I decided to go independent, to spread my wings and perhaps de-stress a bit. I became a freelance writer and branched out to manage the marketing for my musician son. This inevitably led to marketing and web development for other budding and established musicians.

And is there time left in the day for writing? Oh yes. And I'm loving it.

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