A historical fiction following a Victorian girl sent to a mental asylum because she wants to study rather than marry. At the asylum she loses her identity and develops a relationship with another woman.
Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove longs to break free from her respectable life as a Victorian doctor’s daughter. But her dreams become a nightmare when Louisa is sent to Wildthorn Hall: labelled a lunatic, deprived of her liberty and even her real name. As she unravels the betrayals that led to her incarceration, she realizes there are many kinds of prison. She must be honest with herself – and others – in order to be set free. And love may be the key . . .
Genre: Historical, Romance
Cis girls: Louisa, Eliza, Beatrice
Lesbian: Louisa, Eliza
Not mentioned in the book. Presumed to be the same as the characters’ sexual orientation.
White: Eliza, Louisa, Beatrice
Forced hospitalisation into a mental asylum
Implications that some characters were raped