If you haven’t come across Hetty before, she’s the star of a series set in Victorian England, written by Jacqueline Wilson. Jacqueline is also the author of the Tracy Beaker series and if you liked those books you should check these out!
In the third book of the series, Hetty sets off to find her real home at last – starting with the search for her father. But Hetty is no longer a simple girl and is finding it hard to work out where she belongs.
Even when she is reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Jem, she still wants to have adventures, especially when a figure from her past makes an unexpected reappearance!
Emerald Star is out on 27th September. To find out more about this book and the entire series visit www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk
We thought it’d be good to get you up to speed with Hetty so here’s details on the other two books in the series:
Life in the countryside is sometimes hard, but with her foster brothers – Jem and Gideon – Hetty starts enjoying a happy life.
She helps in the fields, plays games and even gets to sneak off to see the travelling circus where Hetty sees the stunning Madame Adeline and her performing horses.
But her happiness is threatened when she must return to the Foundling Hospital to begin her education. Dealing with awful uniforms and terrible food is one thing, but Hetty also desperately misses Jem.
The only thing that keeps her going is that now she might stand a chance of finding her real mother. Could she really be the wonderful Madame Adeline? Or will Hetty find the truth is even more surprising?
Left in the Foundling Hospital as a baby by her mother, Hetty always longed to be called Sapphire, after her sapphire blue eyes. And when she is reunited with her mother, she hopes her new name, Sapphire Battersea, will also mean a new life!
But life doesn’t always go as planned…
In this latest adventure Hetty ends up working as a maid for a wealthy man. She longs to be reunited with her childhood sweetheart Jem – but also finds a new sweetheart, Bertie the butcher’s boy, who whisks her away from her household chores to experience the delights of the funfair!
But Hetty’s life may also take a darker path. Can she cope with the trials ahead?