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Summary

Nina McCarrick has it all: a loving husband, two beautiful boys, a well-appointed home and more time than she knows what to do with. Life is perfect. Until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.

Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina quickly loses her life of luxury and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estate - and the sister - she thought she had left far behind.

But Nina can't let herself be overwhelmed - her boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.

Bestselling author Amanda Prowse once again plumbs the depths of human experience in this stirring and empowering tale of one woman's loss and love.

©2017 Amanda Prowse (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Disappointing throughout

Unfortunately this was another whiny by Amanda just like the one before. Sad, constant misery with no real kick to the story except more whining.

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List of life lesson

I had high hopes for this book and the first third maybe even half was good & interest. The rest of the book however, was just a list of life lessons to be learnt and take note of. It wasn’t really like listening to a book anymore, just lists that had been dragged out because the author wants you to learn a lesson, heed a warning and take notice of what’s good in life for you to cherish. It was just one after another after another. Also quite weird after a while to hear every word read in full. Always saying you are and never you’re, etc. Even posh people don’t speak like that all of the time. It just didn’t seem natural.

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not quite my thing...

but maybe because I usually read and listen to crime- thriller books. I only decided to give it a go, as the audiobook was free, and I had to have something to listen.

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summer listening

A good summer holiday listen. Enjoyable and not too complicated to follow. Once the story gets its predictable but perhaps that reflects life!

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Get a proper narrator!

I really wanted to listen to this book but the narrator (author) really put me off. I found the narration to be very annoying.

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The art of hiding

Very thought provoking book. Could not stop listening. Did it in one sitting OK boook

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Excellent

I don’t normally read or listen to fiction but after reading this, I do now. Thank you.

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Not great

I found it clumsily written somehow, predictable and saccharine. Narration was clear but clipped. Easy to follow, would be OK to listen to while travelling.

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Brilliant Book!

Reading this book makes me think about life and how things can change in a split second. But with family, friends and love you can make it.

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Thought provoking

I’ve never read or listened to one of Amanda Prowse’s stories before. So didn’t know what to expect. Not a genre I usually go for. Was pleasantly surprised by the story and journey. Will definitely go for another of her books.