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The Shopkeeper's Daughter

Narrated by: Julie Maisey
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

June 1944. Ginnie Travis is working in her father's furniture shop, when the continued bombing raids and her sister Shirley's untimely pregnancy force the two girls to go and stay with their aunt in Shropshire.

Here Ginnie falls in love with an American, Lieutenant Nick Miller, stationed nearby. But she discovers that Nick has a fiancée back home and a heartbroken Ginnie ends the relationship. Then news of their father's death in an air raid reaches them.

With the family left almost penniless and Shirley and her child to provide for, Ginnie is responsible for them all. And when the shop comes under threat, she is even more determined to make it succeed and build a new life for herself and her family.

©2013 Lily Baxter (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks

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Wonderful story!

Gripping and quite funny at times. Easy to listen to and a good story line. Wartime romances at their best!

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Beautiful story

What a beautiful story.. Well done to the author of this book., loved every minute of it.
I recommend buying this audio.. It just brings the characters to life more.

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Loved the story 😍😍😍

Loved the story 😍😍😍😍 👍👍👍👍👍👍
Was sad then happy, was really good, kept you wanting more! To me that's a good book 📙, finished it in four days, for me being dyslexic that's fast.. Lol, but couldt put it down 👍😍👍

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I enjoyed this book so much.

What a good book. The sadness of the war mixed with everyday lives in London. My family were people like these. I loved the characters & the narrator. Excellent read.