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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Book Review - The Wet Nurse's Tale

This book started out a bit slow to me but it ended up being so good, I am so glad I stuck with it! The book bounces between the main character, Susan, a wet nurse, and then scattered in are various excerpts here of her mother's various clients, also a wet nurse, and why anyone would choose to use one. The book is not only about Susan and her occupation but her family and her baby. The last quarter of the book was hard to put down. Great read! From Amazon:
Susan Rose is not your average Victorian heroine. She's promiscuous, lovable, plump, and scheming. Luckily for Susan, her big heart is covered by an equally big bosom, and her bosom is her fortune- for Susan becomes a professional wet nurse, like her mother before her, and she makes it her business to know all the intrigues and scandals that the upper crust would prefer to keep to themselves. When her own child is caught up in a family scandal, Susan must use all of her street smarts to rescue her baby from the powerful mistress of the house. The scheme she weaves is bold and daring, and could spell ruin if she fails-but Susan Rose has no intention of failing.

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