Love Child

"Love Child" which tells the story of Abigail Martin. George Martin Is in love with Ellen Forrester and they want to get married but the outbreak of WW1 makes Ellen hesitate and after a night of passion she finds herself pregnant. She is forced to give up the child for adoption after George is killed. She has to look after her sick mother and her younger brother. Read what happens in this fascinating story of love, murder, and intrigue. the story will take you from 1920 -1973

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“How could she have been able to do that whilst looking after a baby as well?’ That is why she could not tell me Gerry; she feels guilt.

“How did you know about her sick mother?’

Edward told me that when her mother died his sister looked after him.’

How old is Ellen now. There is five years between Ellen and Edward so she will be thirty one now.’

She would have only been twenty six then when George went to war.’

He wanted to marry her before he went but she refused; knowing she was with child and it was the wrong way to start a marriage.

 “How is the steak by the way?’

“It is very nice thank you.’

“The way I see it sometimes it is best to leave things as they are; however, if you feel that something can be gained by telling Ellen where her child is then go ahead.’

Doesn’t Ellen have a right to know that her child is fine and is being cared for; even if she does not want to see that child; which I very much doubt?’

“Yes of course Muriel, but it is for the good of the child at the end of the day; the law see’s things quite differently in cases like this’

“How is that?’

Well, the courts will take into consideration the financial status of where the child is best off.’

So her maternal mother has no say in where the child would be better off.’

“That is for the court to decide Muriel. “ Ellen cannot just walk into a courtroom and say this is my child I’m taking her home with me even if she is her real mother.’

Your aunt has looked after Abigail for ten years Muriel; she has been a mother in every way.’

“Yes, apart from carrying her for nine months and giving birth to her.’

“Yes I agree, but you were not around; when she nursed and fed her or looked after her when she was sick; I think not; just because of what you see now; that doesn’t mean to say things were different in the past. What’s more who are you to judge whether or not your aunt loves or does not love Abigail in her own way?’

Are you defending my aunt Gerry?’

“Look Muriel; I am speaking as a barrister and how the law would see it.’

“Does money come into this game as well Gerry; are deals struck over a lobster and a sirloin steak.’

“Please don’t be angry with me Muriel; I am only trying to help you.’

“Take me home Gerry; I think I have heard quite enough.’

“Gerry paid the bill then left with Muriel. The silence between them was broken by Gerry as he apologised.

“I’m sorry Muriel I thought that you could handle the truth, it seems that you cannot.’

“What I cannot handle is injustice Gerry.’

“What do you plan to do?’

“I don’t know; I am in a quandary here.’

“Don’t play the devil’s advocate Muriel.’ Someone is bound to get hurt.’

“Is that a threat Gerry?’

“No, all I’m saying is some things are best left alone.’

“How can I when there is a woman who is desperate to find her child?’

“The decision to inform Miss Forrester is in your hands.’

“Do you still want me to come over tomorrow to help you with your short hand?’

“Muriel smiled, Sorry Gerry; I know that you’re just being a friend.’

 “Come for dinner tomorrow.’

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