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Daddy's Little Soldier

When Home Is a War Zone, Who Can Little Tom Trust?
Narrated by: Penny MacDonald
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Summary

Having recently lost his mum to cancer, when eight-year-old Tom comes to live with Maggie, he is scared and alone. Tom has been taken into care following concerns from his teachers about his dad Mark's ability to cope as a single parent following the death of his wife.

As a former soldier, Mark has resorted to his military training in order to cope with his young son, forcing him to scrub the floors until his hands bleed and perform repeated push-ups as punishment for his misdemeanors. 

Working with both father and son, Maggie Hartley must try everything she knows to help the pair grieve for the mother and wife they've lost and reconnect with one another. But can dad Mark overcome his own demons and become the father his son so desperately needs?

©2019 Maggie Hartley (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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The nice side of social services

I found this book a bit too sugary ..Maggie was too perfect and the story predictable and although told well there was too much “lovely” and “of course you can “ body to this ..Easy listen whilst gardening though ..

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Absolutely love

Loved every 2nd of this book. Penny MacDonald is just so so amazing at reading this so lovely and the whole story line had me in tears of happiness & sadness throughout!!

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Heart warming and up lifting

Loved the story line not always sad and a lot of happy moments, made me smile and feel happy .

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Great book!

I loved this book and didn't want it to end. Maggie please write more books!

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  • ShaTra
  • 04-12-19

Yawning

Sorry, while I appreciate the work the author does with with foster children, I just don't think the story is "book-worthy "
This book was, in my eyes, much too predictable. Needs at least one plot twist or jaw dropper.