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A Mother's Shame Audiobook

A Mother's Shame

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Publisher's Summary

On the outskirts of Nuneaton stands Hatters Hall, home to the mentally insane. One rainy, dismal day in 1857, Maria Mundy arrives there to work.

She is ordered to care for Isabelle Montgomery, daughter of an influential land-owner, but it becomes apparent that she has been falsely imprisoned. It's going to take courage, determination, and resolve - but freedom is always worth fighting for.

©2013 Rosie Goodwin (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Rosie is a born storyteller...you'll care for her characters and lose yourself in her story." (Jeannie Johnson)

"A touching and powerful new novel from a wonderful writer" (Bookseller)

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    robyn whitehead 27/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    I could not put this down! Beautiful story. I laughed, loved and cried. Brilliantly touching book!

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    mrs 08/06/2016
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    "Lovely story"

    This was a lovely story with a happy ending. Easy listening and very hard to put down. A must read

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    Jane ARUNDEL, United Kingdom 09/10/2015
    Jane ARUNDEL, United Kingdom 09/10/2015 Member Since 2009
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    "Persevere"

    I found the book hard going initially but developed as you got further into it however there were loose ends which were left unresolved.

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    Sue 05/10/2015
    Sue 05/10/2015
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    "Same old story..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book was ok. The story is a tried and tested plot with a predictable end but pleasant enough.


    What could Rosie Goodwin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I'm not sure,, it was quite predictable, I don't know how to avoid that with such a comment story. Maybe more could be made of the ocean crossing?


    What does Juanita McMahon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She reads beautifully, her empathy shines. Her voice is almost hypnotic and very calming. This was just what I needed to help with insomnia.


    Do you think A Mother's Shame needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, I didn't make much of a connection with the characters so I don't care enough about them to make me read a sequel.


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    mollyeyre 25/01/2015
    mollyeyre 25/01/2015
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    "Took a little while to get into this"

    I enjoyed this story overall, it did take me a little while to get into as I felt it was a bit of a miserable tale, but once I got over the initial chapters I was quite hooked. There were a few things that I felt were a bit rushed - at the end Maria's and Josh's response to a disclosure was odd to say the least, but still overall I enjoyed the book. The narration was well done.

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  • Delah
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    "Slow and Boring"

    This book started interestingly enough but it eventually became slow and boring. The characters, especially one of them, became caricatures. I could only finish Part 1 and then I had enough. I believe I could predict what was going to happen and how it was going to end. The narrator was good. She is probably the reason I hung in there as long as I did.

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