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Summary

Friendship, tears, laughter and enduring love help the Harpers girls survive....

London 1917

As the Americans enter the war, there is renewed energy in the war effort. 

With husbands and sons fighting for freedom, the women of Harpers are left to tackle the day-to-day affairs at home and work.

With Ben Harper away, Sally fears she is being followed by a mysterious woman. Who is she, and what does she want?

Maggie Gibbs collapses seriously ill in the frontline hospitals and is brought back to England close to death. Can she be saved, and what does the future hold for her and her broken heart? 

Marion Jackson’s father is on the run from the police already wanted for murder. She fears he will return to threaten his family once more. And Beth Burrows is pregnant with her second child, worried and anxious for her husband, Jack, who has been many months at sea.

As Christmas 1917 approaches, what will the future hold for Harpers, its girls and their men at war?

©2021 Rosie Clarke (P)2021 Boldwood Books Ltd

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Awful narration

I’ve listened to most of the Harper’s books but was so disappointed this time. As usual the story was fantastic. I love everything from Rosie Clarke but this was spoilt by the narration. It was terrible, stilted and seemed as though the narrator had problems reading some of the words. The ‘posh’ accents weren’t right at all and the whole thing grated on my nerves. I very nearly gave up but really wanted to hear how it ended. I’ve never been so glad for a book to end. That’s not like me at all I love my audiobooks with a passion. It’s not like me to write a bad review. The book is wonderful but was spoilt by the narration.

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Great continuation of the Harper’s girls story

I loved books 1&2 in this series and was so hooked I wanted to hear the rest. For once I wish I had ready books 3-5 rather than listened because the great story was ruined by the atrocious narrator, they changed narrators in book 3, which was a shame.. It is testament to how much I enjoyed the previous books that I persevered with the dreadful narration. The awful accents, the lack of flow and the fact the narrator put the emphasis on the wrong words in each sentence made it less about enjoying and getting lost in the story and more about trying to hear the story despite her dreadful performance. I hope there is another book in the series but if Polly Edsall narrates it, I will get the paperback instead of the audiobook!!

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Best of the series so far!

I loved this book from beginning to end and was so pleased that enough loose end remain for number 6. Bring it on please!

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Lovely

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amazing

loved it can't wait till the next one Rosie Clarke is 1 of my favourite authors