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Jacqueline Caldwell

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  • The Girl in the Ragged Shawl

  • The Children of the Workhouse, Book 1
  • By: Cathy Sharp
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Eliza was left as a small baby at the workhouse in Whitechapel, wrapped in her mother’s shawl, which is all she has of the mother she never knew. At 11 years old, she has survived sickness, near starvation and harsh beatings. Master Simpkins and his cruel daughter rule the workhouse with a rod of iron, but when Romany boy Joe arrives at the workhouse, his spirit and courage give Eliza hope. When she is sold into service, Eliza is relieved to be out of the workhouse and hopes her fortunes are changing for the better, but cruelty and unkindness are everywhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl in the Ragged Shawl

  • By Jacqueline Caldwell on 28-02-19

The Girl in the Ragged Shawl

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-19

Another great listening. This would make a great T.V. Period Drama and I would really like to see this happen.

  • The Workhouse Waif

  • By: Lynette Rees
  • Narrated by: Lowri Walton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Will this little orphan girl find her happy ending? After the death of her father in a mining accident, Megan and her family had no choice but to move to the local workhouse. Separated from her mother and five siblings, young Megan must learn how to stand on her own two feet. But it's on one of the days she's sent out on errands that her fate changes. She meets a young boy who's stealing apples from the local market, as well as a friendly well-to-do lady with the most melodious voice she's ever heard. With her newfound friends, can she find a new life for herself?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great story disappointing narration

  • By pickie on 07-08-18

The Best I Have Listened To In A Long Time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-19

I really enjoyed listening to this book The Workhouse Waif, and I know it would make a Wonderful Film or even a short T.V. Series. I really look forward to listening to more from. Lynette Rees.

  • The Queen's Promise

  • By: Lyn Andrews
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    0 out of 5 stars 0
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From best-selling author Lyn Andrews comes a compelling historical epic set at the endlessly fascinating Tudor court about the most infamous woman of the age - Anne Boleyn - and the man who loved her before she became queen. From the moment Henry Percy, future Earl of Northumberland, glimpses the beautiful Anne Boleyn he is captivated and quickly proposes marriage. Anne has been taught to use her charms to her advantage and to secure her family's position of power at court. She sees that Henry Percy's affection is sincere and agrees to marry him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Queens Promise

  • By Jacqueline Caldwell on 02-11-18

The Queens Promise

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-18

Another great book from Lyn Andrews. Will diffinitly be downloading books to listen to as I have discovered new books by her.

  • The Woman in the Wood

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

Fifteen-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother, Duncan, lose their mother to an insane asylum one night in 1960. The twins are sent to their grandmother's country house, Nightingales. Cold and distant, she leaves them to their own devices, to explore and to grow. That is until the day Duncan doesn't come home from the woods. With their grandmother seeming to have little interest in her grandson's disappearance and the police soon giving up hope, it is left to Maisy to discover the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By amanda lilley on 10-08-17

The Woman In The Wood

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-18

The best book I have downloaded and listened to. Can't wait to listen to more books from this writer.