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Summary

Dilly is devastated: with her husband unable to work and four children already at home, they cannot afford to feed their newborn baby. Heartbroken, she delivers her baby girl to the Farthing family, who have just lost their own daughter to measles.

This act of desperation will change the lives of both families irrevocably. But when the chance for true love finally comes, will Dilly choose family over her own happiness?

©2014 Rosie Goodwin (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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Praise for the author: "Rosie Goodwin excels at tugging-the-heartstrings." ( Lincolnshire Echo)

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Very enjoyable & easy to listen to.

narrator very good, nice voice easy to listen to.
very much enjoyed this story, love the characters especially Dilly.
would have preferred a different ending but still very enjoyable.

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Quite sad but a good listen

Enjoyed the book. Ending a bit disappointing Made you want a book 2

Narrated well easy to listen to

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Gripping story made you want to keep listening

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Highly recommend as not only good story but also historic social life

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dilly's Sacrifice?

When she gave up her baby and later gained her back unbeknown to the child

What about Charlie Sanderson’s performance did you like?

Good reading voice made listening a pleasure

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

From rags to riches

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Lovely

I enjoyed listening to this story about two families, each with different lifestyles, and how their lives became drawn together. I found details of WW1 very sad and the story ended too abruptly that i wonder if there may be a sequel!

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Good story

The storyline was good as were the characters, but the ending was extremely disappointing. Very well narrated bringing the characters alive.

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Dilly's Sacrifice

A lovely story again by Rosie Goodwin narratored by Charlie Sanderson. The only thing I can say about this book is it ends suddenly I was a little taken back when all of a sudden it finished, I had read the reviews and someone had mentioned this never or less it still creep up on me.
I'm therefore looking forward to the second book in this series so I can find out about the next chapter of all these characters lives.

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Good read

It was read very good , Charlie Sanderson put her heart and soul in narrating this book excellent

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Loved it .Narrated very good .Cannot wait to read the next book of Dilly .Hope it is as good as this on
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really good

lovely story really easy to listen to and very interesting. will be reading the sequel

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Gripping

Excellent story line was drawn in by the characters, you can laugh, cry and empathize with the hardship of the time it was set.