'Pearse wil pull on your heart strings with this well-crafted story' Sun
She witnessed a murder - and now her life is in danger . . .
Fifteen year-old Belle, though raised in a London brothel, is an innocent. But when she witnesses one of the girls brutally strangled by a client, she is cast into a cruel, heartless world.
Snatched from the streets and sold into prostitution, she is made a courtesan in New Orleans. At the mercy of desperate men who crave her beauty and will do anything to keep her, Belle's dreams of home, family and freedom appear futile.
Are Belle's courage and spirit strong enough to help her escape- And what will await her at the end of the long, dangerous journey home-
Lesley Pearse, author of Number One bestseller Stolen, has done it again with Belle - a heroine for our times: a strong woman trying to be good in a world gone bad.
Praise for Lesley Pearse
'A glorious heart-warming saga'
Woman & Home
'An atmospheric cracker with lots of twists'
Lesley Pearse's novels have sold close to 4 million copies in the UK alone. Her thirteen most recent books, including Stolen, Gypsy, Faith and Hope - each of which occupied a Top Three slot in both hardback and paperback - are huge bestsellers and are all available as Penguin paperbacks. Lesley lives near Bristol and has three daughters and two grandchildren.