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Summary

Hattie finds herself relegated to the factory floor on her return from the war. Her workmates are unforgiving at Hattie's attempt to raise herself up, and she is soon ostracised. After journeying to Australia to marry her husband, Clara is betrayed and returns penniless, homeless and trying to raise a child alone.

Lou's daughter and parents are killed by a bomb blast. By day she works at the factory; by night she roams the bomb sites, half mad with grief. These women forge a bond that will ultimately allow them to find hope.

©2017 Mary Gibson (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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"This wonderfully descriptive book is a must-read." ( OK Magazine)

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Heartwarming

I felt that I was in the story myself.
I loved all the characters except the Harpers, especially Lennie. Ronnie stole my heart. I wanted to get to the end to find out what happens but hated it when I did!
I would highly recommend this book.

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Hattie's Home

Another fantastic story,enjoyed immensely from the first page till the last, liked all the characters weak and strong, found it quite sad in places due to the brilliant narration by Anne Dover who I hope Mary Gibson sticks with for all her books.
Do hope there is another book to follow on.
Have also enjoyed Mary Gibson other books

1) Custard tarts and Broken Hearts
2) Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams

And two stand alones
Jam an Roses
The Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys

I'd recommend all books ..

Mouse2560😁😁😁😁😁😁

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A great book

I found it difficult to get into this book, but I loved it by the end

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lovely story

AnnDover is an amazing narrator, a lovely story,and I really enjoyed it from start to finish.

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very poor indeed

returned too audible, so boring. Didnt enjoy it at all. Story was poor. Shame i thought it would be better

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Not For Me

This has to be the most boring book I’ve ever read or listened to. The plot is thin and predictable while the characters are uninteresting and un-engaging . It tells a story in 27 chapters that could have easily been told in 5 but for me it needn’t have been told at all. Sorry this just wasn’t my thing.

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LOVED IT!!

Really exciting... loved it. Working my way through all Anne Dover narrated book. Beautifully written... more like a good film really. xx

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Heart warming story.

Fast moving story, excellent narration, found myself listening to it into the late hours of the night, so good.

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Hatties Home

Loved this book so much. Will there be a sequel, I hope so. Love to know what happens to them all

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Great

My favourite genre book. Great storytelling, really good narrative, thoroughly enjoyable throughout. Looking forward to my next book, thankyou.

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