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Summary

Jackie loves her family. Sure, her teenage children can be stroppy. Her husband a little lazy. And providing round-the-clock care for her Alzheimer's-ridden mother is exhausting. All Jackie wants is for her children to have brighter futures than she did. So long as Martha, the eldest, gets into university and follows her dreams, all her sacrifice will be worth something...won't it?

©2015 Amanda Prowse (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Prowse handles her explosive subject with delicate skill.... Deeply moving and inspiring." ( Daily Mail)
"A powerful page-turner." ( Closer)

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Great story

I really loved this story. And its so nice when the author reads her work.

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great interwoven stories

loved how the stories of 3 generations were interwoven - brilliant descriptions of real families and their struggles and triumphs

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Perfect title, perfect story. a read for all

Loved it, a good read for me personally. I can relate to this. Can recommend

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GRIPPED FROM START TO FINISH

What did you like most about Perfect Daughter?

Brilliant story about an ordinary family that I think everyone can relate to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved them all, little Jonty was hilarious! But Pete comes across as lovely. Jacks is fab and her friend Gina funny, can't choose one...

Which character – as performed by Amanda Prowse – was your favourite?

Jacks. She sounded warm and lovely. I took every step with her.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Every woman's story...

Any additional comments?

Thoroughly enjoyed this, can't recommend highly enough. You hear it said, but I really did laugh and cry. Prowse is a natural story teller. Brilliant, just brilliant.

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Lovely gentle story

Interesting characters who I came to care about. Rather predictable storyline, but very enjoyable anyway.

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Easy enjoyable read

Would recommend thr audible book. It feels like a true story msny families deal with. loved all the characters. beautifully narrated will definitely look for the narrator when I'm buyimg an audible book. Have bought three more books bu the author thats how much i enjoyed this one.

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A pleasant listen

A bit predictable and slow in places, but overall an enjoyable listen. Well narrated

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Gem of a story

This isn't my usual genre of book but I loved it. The reality of juggling family life on a shoestring while caring for a confused elderly mother was dealt with in a loving & sensitive way. A story of real life shattering dreams.
One of my favourite narrators, perhaps because she is the author, she did a fabulous job!

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Predictable

Would you try another book written by Amanda Prowse or narrated by Amanda Prowse?

The narration by Amanda Prowse was excellent but I am unlikely to try another book by the same author - the story was too predictable and the characters too extreme, and not really believable.

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The basic stroy was OK but there was no subtlety in the way it was written; the dialogue was clunky and the characters' actions and reactions were overplayed

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I thought Amanda Prowse did a good job

Was Perfect Daughter worth the listening time?

It was just about worth it, but I couldn't recommend it as anything other than a beach read.

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Lovely heartwarming book

Loved this book, couldn't stop listening. Kudos to the author for the excellent narrration! Highly recommend