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Summary

From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes a story that asks: how do you forgive the family that lied to you, and love the mum you never had?

When her loving, free-spirited grandmother Primrose passes away, Victoria is bereft, yet resilient - she has survived tragedy before. But even her strength is tested when a mysterious woman attends Prim's funeral and claims to be the mother Victoria thought was dead.

As the two women get to know each other and Victoria begins to learn more about her past, it becomes clear that her beloved grandmother had been keeping life-changing secrets from her. Desperate for answers, she still struggles to trust anyone to tell her the truth.

To live a full and happy life, Victoria knows she must not only uncover the truth, but find a way to forgive her family. But after so many years, is trusting them even possible?

©2020 Lionhead Media. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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I wish it had been marked as a teenager’s book. For me , it was boring ,long winded and predictable .
By the time I’d decided that it was to continue thus it was really too late to return it.

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Family relationships

This tale made for gentle and easy listening to whilst walking but despite that it did make me wonder how I would have reacted placed in Prim's, Sarah's or Victoria's shoes.

Imagine the shock when at age 18 Victoria finds out the mother she thought had died when she was a baby was actually alive and well, worse still, her beloved Grandmother Prim had been part of the deception that had coloured the teens whole life.

Like other readers it can be difficult to fully engage when a book is written from the perspective of a teenager because those days the horror of teenaged angst can feel a long way behind me. That aspect aside, this was an enjoyable listen.

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A good start but skipped a few chapters to get to the end which turned out better than I thought it would

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Sentimental slush.

This was a trite tedious story with narration to match. I nearly gave up after the first few chapters and should have done as it certainly didn't improve. Skip this one!

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This story touches the heart and describes the complexity of love. Beautifully written and easy to escape into.

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Gentle and sad, utterly enthralling

My bedtime reading over 7 nights I'm sad that it's gone, next book please xx

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Weak storyline

A weak storyline for adult read, ideal for teenage novel. A disappointing buy on Audible.

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So disappointing

If you are expecting an adult book then I suggest that you keep looking! This is about a teenager, for a teenager and reads like it has been written by a teenager. Not at all what I was expecting 😔

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Very engaging and moving story

Loved it and couldn't put it down. Refreshingly different and thought provoking. I would recommend.

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Great Story all usual by Amanda Prowse

Great story. Very easy to understand but has an atypical family. Well read by the author.

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  • Parents of three
  • 13-07-21

The perfect non-romantic down-to-earth heart-breaking novel

A nerdy girl’s journey through loss, friendship, figuring out that her crush isn’t who she wants to be with, and finding that she will survive. I cried so much through the end of the story.

The downside: the narrator hardly had any change in her voice for different characters, and no accents at all. Sometimes in a dialogue it was hard to tell when a different person started speaking, because they both sounded exactly the same. Also, where they would have been a break in the book - like a couple lines between the paragraphs - the narrator kept reading as if it were the same scene. Actually, it jumped ahead to the next morning, or a different location. So a little confusing. But the narrator still read with ease, not stilted, and the funny bits made me laugh, and the sad bits made me cry. So over all, I enjoyed the listen.

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  • barbara
  • 24-07-20

The Day She Came Back

Every story I listen to makes me love this author more. She has the ability to capture the hearts of her characters and all emotions. You do need a tissue box close by too, it is good and bad scenes that play out. Well done on another good read. Tour narration is excellent.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-11-21

Disappointment

I got this book after another by the same author. But, I am struggling even wanting to finish this one. I am so frustrated with the main character of this book, I just want to throw my phone across the room.

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  • 15-09-21

time filler material

predictable. repetitive. could be consolidated into 2/3 and much better. has potential. reader has a nice voice.

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  • Leslie Springer
  • 17-07-21

This is a YA book

I really should dig deeper in reviews on the books. The summery of this book sounded very interesting and I was looking forward to an interning story. The kind that the family secret is a century old. This story mystery is only 18 years old. Main character is 18 years old. Story was interesting enough to finish but not listed as a YA book. Good writing, good narration.

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  • Sally Hirsch
  • 06-01-21

Could be better!

The start was good. The end was good. Unfortunately, the rest rambled on and on and on.

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  • Joanne C
  • 03-08-20

Predictable

I found this book to be very predictable and boring, not like other books that I've listened to by the same author. This was more like a book for teenagers. a disappointing read.

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  • Artista Squirrelista
  • 27-07-20

Excruciatingly Slow!

This is one of the most boring books I’ve ever heard. The heroine goes on and on and on, chapter after chapter, lamenting the same things over and over again. Seriously, save your money and pass on this one.