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I love a good story!
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2018
It's a wonderful to start a book and know from the first page that it will be wonderful.
It was a story about the hardship poor people in New York endured in the 19th century. It was especially hard for young girls. Little Moth was a burden for her poor mother who sold her to a wealthy woman as a servant. The little girl waited on the woman who due to mental illness, tortured her. The butler helped the girl escape after getting her to steal two pieces of jewelry.
The young was out on the street begging for a few pennies to eat. She was prey to an evil man, but managed to escape. A well dressed young woman found her and took her to the madam of an establishment that provided young virgins to men willing to pay.
As horrible as that sounds, the girl for the first time in her life had a warm, clean bed, good food and nice clothes. She was willing to do whatever she had to do rather than go to an orphan home.
The rest of the story describes how she used her common sense, wits and ingenuity to improve her life, in spite of her early suffering.
I loved this story and also loved The Witches of New York. I highly recommend it.