A perfect blend of mystery and history
by Samantha Jacquest
This book was a total "judging a book by its cover" purchase and it did not disappoint! The Conviction of Cora Burns is a historical fiction novel set in the late 1800s, and opens in a women's prison in England. Cora Burns is a nineteen-year-old convict with no hope for her future and a mysterious invitation to join the employment of an English gentleman. More out of necessity than excitement, Cora takes the position, while trying to piece together the puzzle of her past.