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Summary

Snowflakes in the Wind is a heartwarming story of triumph over adversity by Rita Bradshaw, author of the number one best-selling Dancing in the Moonlight.

It's Christmas Eve 1920 when nine-year-old Abby Kirby's family is ripped apart by a terrible tragedy. Leaving everything she's ever known, Abby takes her younger brother and runs away to the tough existence of the Border farming community.

Years pass. Abby becomes a beautiful young woman and falls in love, but her past haunts her, casting dark shadows. Furthermore, in the very place she's taken refuge is someone who wishes her harm.

With her heart broken, Abby decides to make a new life as a nurse. When the Second World War breaks out, she volunteers as a QA nurse and is sent overseas. However, life takes another unexpected and dangerous turn when she becomes a prisoner of the Japanese. It is then that Abby realises that whatever has gone before is nothing compared to what lies ahead....

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Brilliant.

Excellent audio book, the narration made me feel like I was part of the story, loved the characters, the humour and sadness. It made doing the ironing so much more enjoyable.

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Snowflakes in the wind

Yet another excellent story, brilliantly narrated by Jeanine Birkit who brings each and every character to life.
Can't wait for her next Book📚👏

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snowflakes in the wind

I really enjoyed listening to this story. it was a really good story leaving you wanting to hear more of the story to see what happens next.

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The queen of historical story telling does it again

Very interesting story I was particularly touched by the parts of the tale set in the Far East. Although I have read lots of books in this era I must admit I haven't read many that explore the role of the Japanese in the Second World War. Informative, shocking yet portrayed in the way that only Rita Bradshaw can, including factual information that is shocking yet compelling. A must listen!
The narration wonderful Janine Birkett is now definitely on my favourite lists, to me the way in which she performs accents, different ages was impeccable I found myself totally wrapped up in the story. First class, amazing 5'stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 you won't be disappointed 😊

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great book well read

the story keeps you hooked from start to finish never lost interest in it lots of twists and turns great ending

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fabulous listen... had me hooked

love it and finished it over 3 evenings I
kept sneaking off for another listen,
great narrator too which makes all the difference.

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Glad

He should if these would of have take off but those days they have done best

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A great read

Well written and performed. Very engrossing I both laughed and cried as the story progressed. Very sad in places but also heartwarming

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Very well written!!! Excellent!

Extremely compelling story if a bit distressing in the latter half.
The Description of the cruel treatment by the Japanese was well written but harrowing. I only persevered in the hope of a happy ending.
The narrator was excellent and described the characters brilliantly, both male and female!
This is my first book by Bradshaw and Birkett,and won’t be my last!

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Snowflakes in the wind

First time I've read a book by this author must say it was a thrilling story first time I've used audio books as well was brilliant as the story was one not to put down so I was able to carry on with getting meal ready whilst still listening would recommend both to others