Try an audiobook on us

The Married Girls

Narrated by: Juliette Burton
Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (176 ratings)
Regular price: £20.89
£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

The highly anticipated sequel to The Girl with No Name, a heart-warming family saga from bestselling author, Diney Costeloe.

The war is over, but trouble is brewing....

Wynsdown, 1949. In the small Somerset village of Wynsdown, Charlotte Shepherd is happily married and now feels settled in her adopted home after arriving from Germany on the Kindertransport as a child during the war.

Meanwhile, the squire's fighter pilot son, Felix, has returned to the village with a fiancée in tow. Daphne is beautiful, charming...and harbouring secrets. After meeting during the war, Felix knows some of Daphne's past, but she has worked hard to conceal one that could unravel her carefully built life.

For Charlotte, too, a dangerous past is coming back in the shape of fellow refugee, bad boy Harry Black. Forever bound by their childhoods, Charlotte will always care for him, but Harry's return disrupts the village quiet and it's not long before gossip spreads.

The war may have ended, but for these girls, trouble is only just beginning.

©2017 Diney Costeloe (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Diney Costeloe has created a compelling heroine in an interesting and moving story." ( The Bookbag)

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    119
  • 4 Stars
    44
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    3

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    107
  • 4 Stars
    33
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    4

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    108
  • 4 Stars
    38
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Couldn't finish it

I loved the first book in this series but I found this one incredibly dull and missing all the charm of the first. Didn't finish it

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

The chronicles continue

Another great continuation from the girl with no name.

This book has great characters, it is set in post war England and has good story lines.
It reminds me slightly of the Clifton chronicles by Jeffrey Archer.
This book can be read in its own but is better read as the second book in the series.
I will look forward to the next instalment.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Not as good as the first book

This is a more gentle book than the first, although in the last 4 hours the tone changes somewhat (had to turn the book off sharply when it came on automatically on the school run!). Interesting to catch up with some of the characters but glad I got it in a 2 for 1 would have felt a credit wasted otherwise. Not a bad book but an unremarkable one.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Another great storyline from Diney Costeloe!

I was initially disappointed the same narrator didn't read both books 1 & 2, so I had to wait a month to get the first narrator's character voices out of my head! However, it was lovely to follow Charlotte's life a little further, as sad as it was at times, but loved the way Diney tied up character loose ends (German fighter pilot's return) & the comeuppance for others (Daphne). The book's title was very weak & nothing of substance to reflect such a great storyline.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great book..

Great follow up to The Girl with no Name. Excellent narrator, thoroughly enjoyed this book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

A wonderful story, beautifully narrated.

I loved everything about this audiobook. I felt so connected to all the characters that I really did not want the story to end. I loved the pace of the novel; the portrayal of the characters; the descriptions; the period detail and the excellent accents of the narrator. These really brought the characters to life and made the story even more engrossing. What a wonderful audiobook! I enjoyed every moment.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book

It was a very lovely story. I enjoyed it so much. A story of the war I did not know about.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

light listening , uncomplicated storyline.

easy to listen to storyline. relaxing but always ready to jerk a few tears .

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Disappointed

I enjoyed the story but the narrator spoiled it as her pronunciation of certain words and names was different from the girl with no name.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Didn’t feel finished

I enjoyed the book, it had many good twists and turns but it did feel very unfinished, the ending seemed rushed and random, the sorry of harry felt a bit unfinished too. It was good and at times very sad but I really hated one of the characters and hoped they would get some karma but they ended up getting away with it which was frustrating too, I would recommend it but hope there might be another book?