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  • The Full Story of Kate McGuire's Heartrending Quest for the Truth.
  • By: Andrea Hicks
  • Narrated by: Sally Fourth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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The Dandelion Clock Boxset

By: Andrea Hicks
Narrated by: Sally Fourth
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Summary

Sixteen-year-old Kate McGuire has a secret; her father, Joe has disappeared, and Kate, her mother Stella, and sister Emma are left to fend for themselves with little income and no one to turn to.

For two years, they are heartbroken, wondering why he left, or whether he is still alive. Kate decides she must take on a role she never wanted; as caretaker for her abusive alcoholic mother and guardian of her sister who seems intent on finding the solace she needs her own way - a decision that leaves Kate almost unable to continue because of the hurt she causes. Kate is devastated because in her heart, she is almost certain she will never see her father again and wishes for his return on the dandelion clock he gave her years before, the seed heads of a flower she wrapped in a piece of pink fabric and placed in her memory box as a lucky charm.

Kate wonders if she will ever find the love and affection she craves and whether her dad loves her enough to return to them and the place they call home.

©1995 Andrea Hicks (P)2021 Andrea Hicks

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Compelling story and characters

The story of two sisters, the older one Kate, whose father has left and Kate is the one holding it together. I was rooting for Kate all the way through as she takes her first steps into romance, keeping her younger sister out of trouble and managing a mother who seems to blame her for their situation!

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Brilliantly and captivatingly read

I’m a few chapters in and loving the story, very invested in the characters thanks to Sally Fourth’s brilliant rendition. Recommended.

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Loved listening to Kate’s story unfold.

Excellent narration by Sally Fourth. I really enjoyed listening to the unfolding tale of Kate’s life with her family and characters in her local community as she navigated her mother’s unpredictable behaviour.

Heart rending tale with interesting characters, brought to life through the skill of the narrator’s adaptability to enrich the listeners experience with a wide range of voices, drawing me into each character. Highly recommended.

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