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Publisher's Summary

It is the late 1850s, and a tired woman holding a baby walks from Hull to one of the big houses in Anlaby - the home of the wealthy Rayners. She knocks at the door and shoves the baby at young James Rayner. The father was 'young Mr Rayner', and the mother is dead. Then she vanishes.
The respectable shipping family of Hull are shattered. No one wants to take responsibility for the baby, and it is about to be put into an orphanage when Sammi, James' cousin, decides to take the baby back to her parents' home on the Holderness coast. James is banished to London, and disaster begins to beset the three branches of the Rayners.
The third novel in the Hungry Tide sequence, this epic, many-faceted story of three related families tells the triumphs and tragedies of their lives as the whaling industry of Hull begins to decline and the farmlands and homes continue to slip into the sea.
If you enjoy books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love Val's heartwarming stories of triumph over adversity.
©2011 Valerie Wood (P)2016 Random House Audio Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Annie on 02-11-18

A good read

I love how detailed the author is to help you “see” and smell the things she describes. It makes you realize how we romanticize the era the book is set in; the injustices of the time and how lucky we are in this day and age. I love Ann Dovers reading of the book!

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By Teresa AnnElizabeth on 12-08-16

Very Sad 😕

This is the last book in Val Wood's Hungry Tide Trilogy 😕. I wish there were more of this family saga on the way!
Love that (luckily)there are at least more from this author! Thank you again, Audible!

If you love English historical fiction, with some romance thrown in, then you will like this book.

I'm an avowed Anglophile..and English historically fiction from almost any era is enjoyed!

This trilogy takes place during the early to middle 1800's with the plight of the children and the poor having a decidedly "Dickensonian" bent.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Beryl on 07-06-18

Children of tired

A really lovely story with lots of twists and turns at the end.as I have found all the books

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3 out of 5 stars
By Pauline Giles love bug dog cat dog on 07-02-18

Family

It was a child born to dead mother . That give it away. Good. G

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