The Button Maker
Book 3 of The Convenient Women Collection
When the truth could cost a woman her life, she must learn the language of lies.
England, 1853. Birmingham button-maker, Cat Davies, has only ever wanted one thing for her and her sisters: to have a better life than her mother. But Victorian society does not favour poor orphans, and everyone is out to get a piece of her.
When she thinks she might have finally found love, her happiness starts to crumble all around her, and she is forced to do unimaginable things.
All that changes when she meets landowner, Osborne Tomkins. On the brink of death, Osborne saves her and brings her to his country estate. Whilst recovering in the luxurious surroundings, Cat realises that Osborne is her only chance of getting the life she has always dreamed about, and she will do whatever it takes to win him.
But Osborne does not know the truth about Cat. If he finds out, will she survive his wrath?
Perfect for fans of Emma Donoghue’s Slammerkin and Michael Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White. The Button Maker is a fast-paced, thrilling read which will transport you to the dark streets of Birmingham and the dangerous drawing rooms of the landed gentry.
Inspired by the nursery rhyme, Ding Dong Bell, The Button Maker is a standalone novel, the third in Delphine Woods’ Convenient Women Collection, and contains mature themes.
"A unique and interesting story-line and set in a dark and long-gone Gothic Victorian atmosphere."
"I resented having to undertake mundane tasks and even to go to sleep as I was keen to know the ending."
"Well written plot and story line that has lots of twists and turns that keep the suspense up til the end."
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This is Book 3 of the Convenient Women collection.