Robinson, Lauri, The Forgotten Daughter

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Robinson, Lauri, The Forgotten Daughter (Daughters of the Roaring Twenties, Book 4), (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015).

Title:  The Forgotten Daughter (Daughters of the Roaring Twenties, Book 4)

Author:  Lauri Robinson

Imprint:  Historical

Issues:  Human Trafficking; Gendered Expectations (Women); Prison; Prostitution

Blurb:

Often the quietest people…

Josie Nightingale has always been the odd girl out. While her sisters swoon over guys, she’s busy trying to change the world! Which isn’t easy with Eric “Scooter” Wilson watching her every move.

…have the biggest secrets!

She may be out of his league, but the day Scooter rescued Josie from jail and discovered her secret, he vowed he’d do anything to protect her. And if keeping Josie safe means not letting this stubborn dame out of his sight—then so be it!

Author Note,

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties!  A time in America when almost every citizen broke the law and new freedoms were discovered.

Significant change during this time period was the catalyst to bring about a new breed of women.  The right to vote, and opportunities to attend college and to pursue careers paved the way for younger women to embrace who they were.  They flaunted the liberation of their generation and emphasised the separation of past rigid lifestyles with newfound hairstyles, fashion and actions.

Josie Nightingale is The Forgotten Daughter in this, the fourth book in my Daughters of the Roaring Twenties mini-series.  Unlike her sisters, Josie doesn’t concern herself with fashion, make-up or fancy parties.  She embraces the concealment living that the resort provides.  It’s allowed her to pursue another interest – that of helping others.  Under the ruse of attending ladies’ aid meetings she sneaks north once a week to pass out condoms to women working the docks in Duluth.  All goes well until she’s arrested and has to call Scooter Wilson to get her out of the hoosegow.

My heart went out to Scooter from the get-go.  He has his hands full with Josie, but he’s the right man for the task.

I think this was the hardest book for me to write in his series.  I knew it was the end of my visits with the Nightingales – for now.

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