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Mama C

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Unfulfilled possibilities

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-18

A book I stuck with as I enjoyed the style of writing.The story line was promising with a few interesting threads that I thought would be developed and played out,,,, but I was disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Delightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-18

The narrator was amazing and made the characters realistic and believable, I was drawn in from the very first chapter. I loved the story line as it was played out and developed as the chapters unfolded.
I enjoyed the style of writing which was ‘real’ and flowed from one character to the other seamlessly.

An easy listen which finished all to soon.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Delightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Absolutely delightful book, so well written with wonderful characters brought to life by Penelope Keith.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Simplistic...

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-18

Rather disappointing, the story line was ok but I found the style of writing very trite and simplistic with lots of repetition which irritated me.
I only finished it was it was a recommended read!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Evocative and enthralling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-17

So enjoyed this book of Val Wood’s, what a beautiful writer able to draw you into a story line and weave a plot from beginning to end.
It’s a history lesson on one hand and an engaging story of how we humans deal with tragedy, joy and pain, each one of us finding a way to take our place in the world.
Can’t wait to get on to her next book....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Riveting.....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-17

Loved every twist and turn of this story, bit mushy at the end but a cracking good yarn beautifully written and narrated.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

Amazing and captivating...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-17

What a creative and clever writer, oh boy you need to keep concentrating to follow the treads...but well worth it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fabulous crafted story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-17

Artful, sensitive and gritty story based on historical reality of abuse in the Catholic Church. But intermingled with the joyous human spirit born out of poverty and and repression. The characters were amazing and you were drawn into the situation and story by the artful narration which was superb.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-17

Very disappointed, slow story line which I wanted to engage me, but didn't deliver, simplistic.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Interesting, shame about the 'self-helpidness'

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-17

What did you like most about The Kicking the Bucket List?

Good story, well narrated and poignant

What did you like best about this story?

The characters were great and believable...

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found it engaging, but as the story moved on I couldn't help wondering if it might be better on the self-help section. It's attention to detail in the loss and grieving process started to disengage my interest as a novel, but could easily see how it would be helpful to others.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful