Over 100 years ago, there was a darkness over Victorian England... a darkness in which children were used and abused.
Hesba Stretton, under the influence of her mentor Charles Dickens, exposed this darkness through her stories. Soon to become one of the most popular writers of the 19th century, she won widespread fame for her book Jessica's First Prayer. Before long it had sold at least a million and a half copies, outselling Alice in Wonderland by "nearly ten times as many"! Today, we bring Hesba Stretton's story to life as a world-class audio drama, Jessica's Journey. As a web of characters become entangled with the knowledge of their past sins, a minister, a miser, and an unfit mother each encounter a miraculous redemption through their connection with the little Jessica - and her answer to prayer.