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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

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

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Great story but...

The story itself was fantastic and I looked forward to listening to it each day. However he narrator's irritatingly whispered story telling made it a little less of an easy listen than I usually like. I kept listening for the story isltself, and the different character voices vastly helped with the difficulties in listening.

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throughly gripping and enjoyable book

this is the third Lesley Pearse book I have read. the first was never look back which kept me hooked all the way through and remains one of the best books I have ever read. i instantly knew that she was an author I would gladly return to again. I then read the house across the street which sadly didnt have the same effect on me as never look back. I recently decided to download audible out of curiosity and the 3 free months with prime convinced me. so Hope was the first audiobook I have ever listened to. having been an avid reader all my life I wasn't sure if I would enjoy the experience of being read the story. however I really enjoyed everything about it. I will of course continue to read physical books but will listen to an audiobook now and again. the narrator was easy to listen to and I enjoyed her various accents for the characters. the story... well I found it really gripping right from the first chapter. Lesley kept the interest throughout by the way she went back and forth to different characters stories so just as you wanted to know the next bit, the next chapter focused on someone else. the main thing is that the protagonist of Hope was a very relatable character and you really felt connected to her, experiencing all the troubled times she had been through, I was praying it all turned out well for her in the end. the story is of a young girl fighting through the struggles and hardships of life forced upon her because of something she saw, causing her to be apart from the people she loved and having to find her own way in the world. I recommend this book to anyone, if you like Lesley Pearse or if you just love a good story.

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Engrossing story

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

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Another corker from Lesley Pearce.

I’m a huge fan of Lesley Pearce and I can say that ‘Hope’ was one the most enjoyable novels I’ve read or listened to so far.

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Loved this book

I could not put this back on. And I loved listening to Lucy Brownhill. 5 out 5
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Gripping

Loved it couldn't stop listening, also very formative about then1st world war and there struggles.
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loved it

well read, good listen, felt I was part if the story, the narrator was brilliant

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another wonderful book

loved it, another great book from lesley, good storyline and characters, well read, would recommend

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Great listen from start to end.

Really enjoyed the story of Hope, worthwhile listen and narrated well. I previously enjoyed The Belle series and this was just as good.

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what was that

I feel that I wasted my credit on this book. it was 10 hours too long. The author threw everything she could think of into the story. I did like the characters but the story could have ended way before it did.