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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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Hattie’s Home

Excellent read, got to be my favourite of Mary Gibson books so far
Loved each the every character and storyline had me captured from start to finish
It was wonderfully narrated by Anne Dover
Who always manages to bring each character to life.
Would loved to hear more about Hattie and her friends

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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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Great book!

Wonderful story. Very gripping throughout. The characters were expertly brought to life by the narrator and I was transported to the harsh life for many folk during the post war years. I highly recommend this book.

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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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Enjoyable

Very good from the beginning to the end. Seems like I was actually living there

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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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lovely story

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

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complete rubbish

I will never get back the hrs wasted listening to this ???? .I couldn't connected with a single charter and this is so unusual. I feel so disappointment with this book I am asking for a refund. This is my opinion but, I would not recommend this ???

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page turner

Anne Dover made this book come alive for me, no need for visuals. First book by this author for me, but not the last.

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Hattie home

loved it. What happened afterward to every one?
Enjoyed the story and history off very much xxxxxx

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