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Battered, Broken, Healed

Narrated by: Penny MacDonald
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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Summary

When six-week-old Jasmine is placed with foster carer Maggie Hartley, Maggie is delighted to have a baby in the house again. Jasmine has been taken into care over fears for her safety after the police are called to the family's home several times following her birth. Her mother, Hailey, vehemently denies that anything is wrong, however, and social services allow her to have daily supervised visits with Jasmine.

Baby Jasmine is a joy to be around, but Maggie suspects that all is not quite as it seems with her mum. Maggie struggles to draw timid and extremely quiet Hailey out of her shell and fears that she may be suffering with postnatal depression. 

Then one day Hailey arrives for the contact session with her hair streaked with blood and her body covered in bruises. Breaking down, a terrified Hailey admits that she is being abused by her violent husband and is too afraid to leave him. 

Maggie realises that the only way mother and daughter will be reunited is if Hailey admits what's going on behind closed doors and leaves her husband. But after years of physical and psychological abuse, that's easier said than done....

©2018 Maggie Hartley (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group
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Fantastic!

Another fantastic book! Finished it in a day it was so good! Lots going on and great writing.

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great read !

I was finding it hard to put it down! A great story.You will enjoy !

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Boring

Incredibly boring and predictable story, my least favourite book of them all. Wouldn’t recommend at all.

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really enjoy these Maggie Hartley books .

Enjoyed the book . I really enjoy these Maggie Hartley books and listen in over 2 days or quicker.

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fantastic book

fantastic book and great narration kept me hooked from start to finish. very interesting story and well detailed too

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Heart melting read<br />

Yet another spirational read, I love listening to Penny's soothing tones.
Thankyou what a great narator

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Great read

I couldn’t put this book down great read recommended to everyone that like these books

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Another Beautifully written heart rending story

I’ve read all of Maggie’s books and she not yet failed to make me cry.
I was in the foster care system myself but could not get the happy ending that these children and family‘s got.
Maggie writes beautifully with the attention to small details that really makes such emotional stories come alive.

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Brilliant!

this was a fantastic book. Penny read it very well. Story line was great. I'd highly recommend it. An extremely great read.

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  • Pam
  • 04-07-18

Love to hear about Maggie

I enjoy the story and learning how foster care works.
I have a hard time putting them down once I start.
would recommend. Good read keeps the mind intriged.

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  • Jackie Marie Shaw
  • 25-05-18

Maggie Hartley is the best!!

I absolutely love each and every Maggie Hartley book I read or listen to!! This book doesn’t disappoint, another great book by one of my favorite authors!!

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  • Cheryl lockhart
  • 08-05-20

loved

couldn't put it down once I started reading
definitely a 5 star book thank you maggie

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  • Jennifer G.
  • 26-12-18

Another amazing story and narration!

Honestly between the writing and the narrator, I feel like I am sitting at the kitchen table having a coffee with a friend. Every story grips me from beginning to end, which always comes too soon. I have listened to all of her books, most of which in one day. Cannot get enough!