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An Ordinary Woman Audiobook

An Ordinary Woman

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When Rose was four the scandal broke about her head. She was really too young to understand what was happening - only that her mother was in disgrace and that they were returning home to England.

The following May, Joanna - Jon' - was born. Rose and Jon were totally different. Jon was vivacious, liked a good time, and always got what she wanted, even when what she wanted happened to belong to Rose.

Rose was reserved, never wanted to leave her home or Gloucestershire, and was - well - an ordinary girl vvho grew into an ordinary woman.

But as Jon raced from disaster to disaster, from one violent relationship to another so Rose, in her quiet way, salvaged the family, pasted over the cracks of tragedy and emohonal upheavals whilst at the same time fighting her own personal crises.

It was much later - when life at last seemed tranquil and settled - that Jon precipitated Rose across the Atlantic and into the most extraordinary event of her life. When Rose finally returned from America no one could ever again think of her as an ordinary woman.

©1991 Susan Sallis; (P)2007 Soundings

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    Ayesha London, United Kingdom 05/02/2009
    Ayesha London, United Kingdom 05/02/2009 Member Since 2016
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    "An Ordinary Woman by Susan Sallis"

    This is a fantastic book. For those who like family sagas and family dramas filled with romance, adventure and secrets, this is a must listen. Rose and Joannah are sisters who are totally different. Joannah is captivating, going from crisis to crisis and a girl who gets everything she wants. Rose was reserved, quiet, the peacemaker in the family. She must battle her own demons and save not only her own happiness but that of Joannah and her family. In doing so thanks to Joannah's need for help, she transforms from an ordinary woman into an extraodinary one. I love this book because you can identify with many of the situations the characters find themselves in, and the suspence of the secrets is thrilling! a must listen for winter evenings.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Joanna Norwich, United Kingdom 24/05/2012
    Joanna Norwich, United Kingdom 24/05/2012 Member Since 2010
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    "An ordinary book"

    This book was fine, but the story was quite dull in places, rather dated and predictable. Some parts were unnecessarily drawn out. The narration was good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    StitchFreak 15/03/2016
    StitchFreak 15/03/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Very Slow!"

    An interesting story that crosses the Atlantic - EVENTUALLY.
    I like Susan Sallis, but did get bored as the plot dragged out but persevered as I was on holiday. An abridged version would have done me.
    What saves the book is the narrator, Anne Dover has a great voice to listen to even if the plot is slow!

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