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Born into service, 16-year-old Juliet Harper has always idolised her mother, Agnes. But Agnes is haunted by what could have been and the glamorous life she might have lived if she had stayed in Manchester rather than settling down in the Lancashire moorland with her husband. Life takes another unexpected turn when Juliet's father suddenly dies.
Agnes' reputation as a seamstress leads to her being taken on by local landowners the Drysdales, where she is proud to work. But it will be a bumpy road for both of them as they settle in to their new lives. Will Juliet ever be able to choose her own path? And what will become of them when Agnes falls ill?
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- Laura KW
This is the first time I have listened to a Susanna Bavin audiobook. I’m a great fan of the author but this, for me, is her best book so far. To have it bought alive via audiobook made it extra special. I was hooked as the story developed to see what would happen to Juliet and how she would resolve the issues that arose. Unflinching historical accuracy made me feel as if this were fact rather than fiction and the wide range of emotions Bavin made me feel as I listened to this story was truly masterful. Cannot wait for her next.
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- Denise N
A story of struggle and heartache, narrated excellently throughout.
An excellent story and audio production.
Definatley worth a read
First book I've read of this author certainly won't be the last a great read