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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

Critic reviews

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

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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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  • ANGELA
  • SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom
  • 24-11-15

Struggled!!

What disappointed you about Dilly's Sacrifice?

Not sure why - but really struggled to get into this story line it seemed to go on and on forever about something and nothing! Left it to one side with 2 hours listening to go.

Any additional comments?

Think this is one of the least enjoyable books i have ever listened to - even considered applying for a refund!!

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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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nice story,

it's a good story, I struggled to listen on occasions but on the whole a good listen

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loved the story but not the narrator.

Would you listen to Dilly's Sacrifice again? Why?

I would if the narrator was different.

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

The history of the war

Would you listen to another book narrated by Charlie Sanderson?

Maybe, but would want to improve and not sound like reading a school book

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I really enjoyed this book

this book is really good, my only gripe is that the narrator puts a lot of emphasis on the word AND, & there is some lot of them. I think it would have been better for a brief gap whilst telling the story. but it is only a minor annoyance

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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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  • laatkins
  • WOKINGHAM, United Kingdom
  • 12-05-16

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.