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A Penniless Prospect
Desperate to escape a marriage to a cruel man, arranged by her wicked stepmother, Jessamyne Calderwood disguises herself as a boy, by the name of Jamie, and runs away from home. With the help of one of the recently fired maids Jamie tries to get passage aboard a train to Bath where she could find a position as a gardener. Not being able to get a ticket she instead finds herself being hired by Richard, Earl Hardinge, who took pity on both her and Annie, ...