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  • The Woman in the Middle

  • the perfect escapist read from the much-loved Sunday Times bestseller
  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (621 ratings)

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The Woman in the Middle

By: Milly Johnson
Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
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Summary

Shay Bastable is the woman in the middle. She is there for everyone else, holding them all together, looking out for them all. She is part of the sandwich generation—caring for her parents and her children—and she loves it that way.

But Shay is so busy supporting everyone else, she hasn’t thought for a moment about herself. And when her family start to find their own ways in the world, she is finally able to look forward to some breathing space. But when her whole world collapses, who is left to her support her?

©2021 Milly Johnson (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, UK

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Loved it

Such a good story, I laughed and cried, the narrator made the characters come to life.
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Fabulous, endearing read

A really emotional read, following a woman and her family - I struggled to stop listening.

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Loved it 😍

Absolutely loved this book. I always find the books Colleen narrates amazing as she's so good. I think so many women will relate to Shay. Highly recommend

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The Woman in the Middle

Well read. Story was good with a few twists. Characters were all believable and I thoroughly enjoyed it whilst decorating.

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Another Great Book!

I absolutely love Milly Johnsons books and the narrator Colleen Prendergast is just brilliant. I know I'm in for a fabulous listen when she is telling the story! Millys stories are just so realistic I can imagine myself being totally in there with the characters and feeling everything they are going through! I Loved this!

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Loved it

Milky Johnson is Fab another great story great story line and narration characters believable too

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BRiLLIANT LISTEN 4🌟🌟🌟🌟

Milly Johnson is such a brilliant author and I love listening to Colleen Prendergast narrating.

This book has so much in it that it covered most subjects. Milly did a good thing by shining a light on men being the victims of domestic abuse although it was a tiny bit of the Story It was so worth telling.

Weddings, marriage, separation, affairs, noisy neighbour disputes, first loves, old school days, old loves and new loves, family members ill, friendships, moving house, new business, lottery win, grown up kids, jealousy, paternity tests etc. It was also quite funny .

For me personally, it was so lovely to hear my 👼 Angel baby's name again 'Shaye' she really is the brightest star in the sky 🌟

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Always pleasing…

Another good story … Milly Johnson’s books are always a winner for me …
Just sweet little stories …..

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Milly Johnson Does It Again

This is another good story from Milly Johnson. An easy, heart-warming story to lose yourself in if it's cold and miserable outside. I just felt that the main character's new relationship could have been left to run a bit further.
A great narration by Coleen Prendergast.

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loved this book

I love all Milly Johnsons books.
very easy to get into and hard to put down

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