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 1,129 Ratings


Heedless. Stubborn. Disgraced.

Small town Illinois, 1870: "My stepfather was not particularly fond of me to begin with, and now that he'd found out about the baby, he was foaming at the mouth."

Desperate to avoid marriage, Nell Lillington refuses to divulge the name of her child's father and accepts her stepfather's decision that the baby be born at a Poor Farm and discreetly adopted.

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 the unwed mother and her baby were murdered, and rethinks her decision to abandon her own child to fate. But even if she manages to escape the Poor Farm with her baby she may have no safe place to run to.


  • Brilliantly written

    By xoxoxoxxok
    I was hooked from the beginning. I enjoyed the strength of Nell and her dedication to her friends and family. The role of a woman at this time was well written. I can’t wait to see where her journey leads.
  • House of closed doors

    By dianalyn1
    So so very good
  • Excellent!

    By slapstickgum
    This author is phenomenal, the hard test were engaging from the first chapter. I wish it didn't end and I hope there is a sequel. Loved this book, highly recommend.
  • The House of Closed Doors

    By beasox
    Great read. Really enjoyed it!
  • Do not pass up this one!

    By read463
    Excellent! Story line grabs you and you cannot put down. Climax and ending were both well written and leaves you absorbed in the story line.
  • Great

    Its a great book, i loved it.
  • The House Of Closed Doors

    By Harleysof1972
    Very good read!
  • Pregnancy doesn’t define a woman

    By Kumafish
    I appreciated the fact that while the protagonist does get pregnant, she doesn’t let pregnancy define her. The author portrayed her as a strong, independent character very effectively.
  • The House of Closed Doors

    By Ralphnun1
    Excellent story and thank God I didn’t live in that time era. I was very sad that I had to purchase the next book to find out the conclusion.
  • Heat warming and couldn’t put it down

    By AuntGiggles
    I’m planning on reading the rest of her series.