Belle
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By Lesley Pearse

historical fiction | 624 pages | Published in 2011

London 1910Fifteen year-old Belle has lived in a brothel in Seven Dials all her life, with no understanding of what happens in the rooms upstairs. But her innocence is shattered when she witnesses the murder of one of the girls and, subsequently snatched from the streets by the killer, she is sold into prostitution in Paris.No longer mistress of her own fate, Belle is blown across the globe to sensuous New Orleans where she comes of age and learns to enjoy life as a courtesan. Yet thoughts of home - and the knowledge her status as golden girl cannot last - compel her to break out of her gilded cage.But Belle finds escaping tougher than she imagined, for her life is threatened by desperate men who crave her beauty and attention. Armed only with resourcefulness and spirit, she has a long and dangerous journey ahead of her.Will courage be enough to sustain her? Can she make it back to her family and friends and find her chance at true happiness?

ISBN_13:9780718157029

Quotes

Sometimes it’s better to be alone and free than to be with someone who doesn’t appreciate you.

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In the darkest times, love can bring light.

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Strength lies within us, waiting to be discovered and unleashed.

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Never underestimate the power of kindness. It can change lives.

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Life is a journey, and every setback is an opportunity for growth.

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Sometimes we have to let go of what we thought was meant for us, to find what truly belongs in our lives.

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It's not about where you come from, but where you choose to go.

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The key to happiness is learning to appreciate the little things in life.

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We are all shaped by our past, but it's our choices that determine our future.

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The greatest love stories are not always the ones with a happy ending, but the ones that teach us valuable lessons.

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