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Ruby Flynn

Narrated by: Noreen Leighton
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
4.5 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)

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Summary

The FitzDeanes are wealthy. They have Ballyford Castle in Ireland and a growing shipping business in Liverpool, but a previous generation made a terrible mistake and now there are whispers that the family is cursed, unable to produce a living heir.

When young Ruby Flynn arrives to work at Ballyford, rumours start swirling around this beautiful girl with a mysterious past. Who is she really? And what will her arrival mean for this powerful family divided by tragedy?

©2015 Nadine Dorries (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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"Engaging, cinematic and powerful." ( The Times on The Four Streets)

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Great book 😊

Nadine Dorries, as usual delivers! Love this book as I love everything Nadine Dorries has ever written!

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Ruby Flyn

Really enjoyed the story had to keep on listening till finished. onother great book by Nadine Dorries.wonderfully narrated by Noreen Leighton.

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brilliant book just wish it had been longer

Excellent narration. Great story reminds me of Downton Abbey. I just wish the story was longer and the author went into each of the characters lives more. Pity as there is so much scope to make the book longer.

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From the convent to the castle!

Nadine Dorris paints a lovely picture of life in rural Ireland just after WW11 but takes you a while to work out quite when the story is set. Well written with a good storyline and believable characters, which are well read and easy to identify as Noreen does and excellent job with the various accents.
I was just a little disappointed with the ship storyline which had a big build up up fizzled out with only a short mention of what happened and no explanation. Maybe another case of the author being told the book was too long or the deadline approaching so it had to be finished quickly. ( we readers do notice a sudden ending you know!)
There was so much more I wanted to know. Some was resolved in the epilogue but it would have been lovely to have had that as another chapter.

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Ruby Flynn By Nadine Forties. By Noreen Leighton.

Good start but struggled to Finnish. it just seemed to go on and on I the story was ok it might have been just me? I would read the authors books again.

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What A Lovely Story

Nadine Dorries is very quickly becoming one of my favourite Authors. This story is beautifully written and would definitely appeal to all Downton Abbey enthusiasts. I was drawn in by this book and felt and loved each of the characters, except Rory Doyle!!
Beautifully narrated by Noreen Leighton. I would most certainly recommend this story, hence the five stars.

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A story that dragged

Didn't really enjoy this book not up to authors usual standard too mills and boony

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I loved this book.

This is another wonderful offering from Nadine Nourishing. I wish they would create a filmplay based on this story.

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Absolutely brilliant

An absolutely brilliant listen. I love listening to the authors books. The narrator was very good as well.

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This book fed my heart

With its Irish setting, family relationships and, most of all, folklore and friendship. A worthwhile read