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99 Nightingale Lane
- Enthralling Historical Fiction Set in the Salons of Georgian London and the Colourful Teeming Streets of Bombay (The Nightingale Lane, Book 1)
- Narrated by: Lesley Dessalles
- Series: The Nightingale Lane, Book 1
- Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Categories: Romance, Historical
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London, Christmas 1914
Nineteen-year-old Carrie Dobbs has a secret tearing her apart. When her parents discover her condition, Carrie's mother, Florrie takes matters into her own hands and arranges a marriage with Arnold Bateman to get Carrie out of Whitechapel and away from the gossips. He is a man Carrie could never love, the opposite of Johan, the young man she adores. Arnold has been posted to India and expects her to go with him and be the wife he needs to further his promotion and position in the army. India is a country she only knows from an atlas and she is terrified she will never see her family and her beloved best friend, Pearl again. Feeling she has no choice, she travels to India with a heavy heart, wondering if she will ever return to the place she calls home? India is a mystery to her, but this strange and vibrant country gets under her skin, and when someone she admires from afar is kind to her, Carrie wonders if she will find love again.
Read Carrie's heart-rending story in the first part of 99 Nightingale Lane and fall in love!
Join Carrie as she continues her spell-binding journey into love and independence, and discover what happens when she makes a decision that will change all their lives!
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This is a real pleasure to hear. The story is desperate for Carrie and it seems to bring you down into the drudge of life, however, as you read you are able to share in how the downtrodden can encourage each other as well as provide support. You see how the lower classes are so different from the higher classes and neither really see how the other lives. And then there are those special people who can appreciate all classes and offer friendship and support across the lines. Carrie is learning life's lessons and decided to roll with the punches rather than give herself over to despair. I look forward to continuing the journey in the series. The narration is very well read and I forget that the narrator is there as I listen. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.