Orphaned young, H is sent to live with her doting aunt in London. H s life is a happy one until her lecherous cousin robs her of her innocence, and the plague takes away the city and the people she loves. H is cast out friendless, pregnant and destitute into the rapidly emptying streets of London under quarantine.
Forced to fend for herself, she is determined to gain back the life she lost. H will face a villain out for revenge, find love in the most unexpected places, and overcome a betrayal that she never could have foreseen. Weathering it all, can H charm, or scheme, her way to the life of freedom and independence that she longs for?
Published by Legend Press on 1st May 2020, 272 Pages
The Strange Adventures of H is the rags-to-riches story of a sharp young woman who loses everything in the 1665 Great Plague of London and, fuelled by an indomitable will to thrive, must build herself back up from nothing. Armed with a ferocious intellect, a quick wit and unabashed ambition, H plots to conquer her foes, sidestep the restrictions of society, and forge a new life for herself and those she’s learned to love. The Strange Adventures of H is funny, shocking, tragic and emotionally captivating.
This book touches on lost of serious topics such as loss of loved ones, prostitution, survival, prejudice and each topic was written extremely well. From the topics covered this could have been a very serious and sad novel and whilst it was definitely sad in parts, the author had a wonderful way of writing H’s character with a sense of humour and hope which actually made it fun!
I loved the writing about how the city of London was hit by not one but two tragedies and then ensuing descriptions of people building their lives back up afterwards.
Thanks to @Legend_Press for my #gifted copy of such a brilliant book