Belle of the Back Streets by Glenda Young

Genre: Fiction
Source: Random Things Tours

About The Book

Everyone recognises the cry of Meg Sutcliffe as she plies her trade along the back streets of Ryhope. She learnt the ropes from her dad when he returned from the War. But when tragedy struck, Meg had no choice but to continue alone, with only her trusty dog Spot and beloved horse Stella for company. Now the meagre money she earns is the only thing that stands between her family’s safety and predatory rent collector Hawk Jackson…
Many say it’s no job for a woman – especially a beauty like Meg who’s noticed everywhere she goes. When she catches the eye of charming Clarky it looks like she might have found a protector and a chance of happiness. But is Clarky really what he seems? And could Adam, Meg’s loyal childhood friend, be the one who really deserves her heart?

My Thoughts

You know when you start reading a book and you feel transported inside the story, not just a mere observer but as part of the plot; feeling the pain and happiness like yours? This is how I felt when I was reading Belle of the Back Streets.
The main character, a young Meg, will have to surpass some difficult moments with her family and friends before she has the Peace that she deserves. Of course there will be a lot of problems and being a pretty woman will not help her at all, but Meg is brave and is not ready to stop fighting for what she thinks is fair.
There will be love in Meg’s life, but she will have trouble deciding who will be best for her heart; the handsome Clarky or the familiar Adam, who knows her since their childhood. Of course I will not give you any clue of who will win her heart, you will have to read the book to discover it!
This is a familiar story that will get you since the first page; is very well written and has some very interesting characters. Of course not all of them are good or have good intentions, but this is part of life, isn’t it?
I hope we will see more of Meg’s life in another book and some of the other characters that accompany her in this story.
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About The Author

Glenda Young credits her local library in the village of Ryhope, where she grew up, for giving her a love of books. She still lives close by in Sunderland and often gets her ideas for her stories on long bike rides along the coast. A life-long fan of Coronation Street, she runs two fan websites for which she sometimes interviews the cast of the show. For