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Summary

London, 1935. Ruby is always hungry, but she will go without if it means her young brothers can eat. 1930s Bermondsey might be called the larder of London, with its pie, pickle and jam factories, but for the poor working classes, starvation is often only a heartbeat away. 

When Ruby's neighbour suggests she ought to go to the Methodist Mission for free food, Ruby knows her father will be furious, but she has no other option. It is a decision that will change the course of her life forever, split her family and in the end lead her to face a terrible choice between duty and a great love.  

A heartfelt saga from the best-selling author of Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts.

©2019 Mary Gibson (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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A Sister’s Struggle

Yet another amazing book. I’ve loved all from Mary Gibson. Thank you for the tears and laughter. And thank you to Anne Dover for the perfection in bring this book and all the characters to life. You are one amazing team.

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A Sister’s struggle

Absolutely fantastic ! Enjoyed from start to finish.
Mary Gibson books are well worth waiting for and even more so if narrated by the wonderful Anne Dover who in my opinion always brings each character to life !
Would very much like to read some more of the Scully Family and Friends
Excellent read, strong and caring characters
All brought together to make a great storyline
Would like some more please
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poignant struggle between light and darkness

This novel kept my attention all the way through. I enjoyed the characterisation, with all the characters trying to make a better world in their own way. I felt sorry for Charles, who had head knowledge of the Bible but didn't have Jesus in his heart. I felt for Eric, who had to grow up too quickly and made choices that he mistakenly thought would lead to a better life. I felt for Dodge, who was too weak and immature to do the right things by his wife and children. Ruby's own struggle with her faith shone through after her split with Charles, but her ability to show forgiveness to her father helped me believe that God was still working in her life, as did her strength in insisting the hospital staff change the treatment, which happily in the end brought about nothing short of a miracle! The book was read well and this added to my enjoyment.

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Enjoyed this audio book .
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I will definitely listen to more of Mary Gibson books especially if Anne Dover is narrating.

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Thoughily enjoyed this story. Very well narrated too. The characters were believable. I listened over 3 days, didn't want to put aside.

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moving and gripping story throughout the book. The narrator was very good as well.

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Wonderful story

This is a story you will not want to put down, a book of love of a daughter and sister to her siblings, but with a shocking revelation, this proved to be both sad , and so happy at the end, a must listen to story

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I enjoyed this book a book I couldn't stop listening to recommend it good listening

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Beautiful

A beautiful story of love and sorrow. And the performance of Anne Dover really made it come to life.