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Hope

Narrated by: Lucy Brownhill
Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
5 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Hope by Lesley Pearse, read by Lucy Brownhill. 

Her existence would be the ruin of her mother....

Baby Hope, the unfortunate proof of Lady Harvey's adultery, is smuggled out of a privileged aristocratic household to a nearby village. There, her true identity a secret, she grows up in the arms of the poor but loving Renton family. 

But the day comes when Hope must pay her way. What could be more natural than being taken into service by the Harveys? However, when she sees something she should not, she is threatened and blackmailed into leaving her beloved Rentons forever. 

Destitute on the streets of an unfriendly city, Hope's courage and kindness are recognised by a doctor. A talent for healing sees her taken on as nurse and destined for the horrific battlefields of the Crimea.

But will Hope ever come home and uncover the true story of her birth?

©2018 Lesley Pearse (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic reviews

"An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry." (Woman's Weekly)

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Simply put... AMAZING!!

I absolutely adored this book and was hooked from the go. An absolutely amazing story that had me gripped from start to finish 💙

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loved this book

listening to the book you could almost emagine yourself there with the character's . there's a bit of everything ,sometimes sad ,sometimes happy . The war years I think were very factual and the descriptions of what they went threw was amazing the narrator was excellent

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Engrossing story

Enjoyed this book , largely due to the excellent narration bringing each character to life .

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Great listen

I was enthralled from start to finish, even stayed awake until 3am as I didn’t want to stop listening to it. It is quite a while since a book bought tears to my eyes. I have only just started to Listen to Lesley Pearse. Can’t wait to listen to another title by her.

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Amazing

One of my all-time favourite books. Read it about 4 times and now listened to it. Fantastic.

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A romantic love story

Could not put it down my fist audio book and finished it in 2 days
STory was well told and easy to follow

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