The Foundling by Stacey Halls
In Georgian London, Bess returns to the Foundling Hospital where she left her illegitimate daughter six years previously. Hoping to reclaim the child, she is shocked to discover that her daughter has already been reclaimed – by her. Just a short distance from Bess’ lodgings, a young widow has not left her house in 10 years. When her friend persuades her to get a nursemaid for her daughter the past threatens to catch up with her.