The House of Closed Doors - Jane Steen

The House of Closed Doors

By Jane Steen

  • Release Date: 2012-06-25
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 59 Ratings


In Nell Lillington's small Midwestern town of the 1870s, marriage is the obvious fate of a young woman of some social standing. Yet Nell is determined to elude the duties and restrictions of matrimony. So when she finds herself pregnant at the age of 17, she refuses to divulge the name of the father and even her childhood friend Martin is kept in the dark.

Nell's stepfather Hiram sends Nell to live at the Poor Farm of which he is a governor, to await the day when her baby can be discreetly adopted. Nell is ready to go along with Hiram's plans until an unused padded cell is opened and two small bodies fall out.

Nell is the only resident of the Poor Farm who is convinced that the unwed mother and her baby were murdered, and the incident prompts her to rethink her decision to abandon her own child to her fate. But the revelations to which her questions lead make her realize that even if she manages to escape the Poor Farm with her baby, she may have no safe place to run to.


  • The house of closed doors

    By Littleone42u
    I found this book to be delightful. Easy to read and the story line flowed. Looking forward to reading more about Nell and Martin
  • Catchy Story

    By SaRaH *
    I liked the story and plot of this book. However, there were too many grammatical errors and sometimes it was a little choppy in writing. I did enjoy the book!
  • A house of closed doors

    By Trena10
    One of those books you just can't put down - you just want to know what is going to happen next. The mystery and secrecy keeps you in suspense to the very end
  • Loved It

    By AlaskasACountry
    This book drew me in and kept me turning the pages. I loved every minute enveloped in the story, and can't wait to read the rest of the series!
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