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    • The Nurses of Steeple Street

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Welcome to the district nurses' home on Steeple Street, where everyone has a secret.... Ambitious young nurse Agnes Sheridan had a promising future ahead of her until a tragic mistake cost her the love and respect of everyone around her. Now she has come to Leeds for a fresh start as a trainee district nurse. But Agnes finds herself facing unexpected challenges as she is assigned to Quarry Hill, one of the city's most notorious slums.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • District nursing between 2 World Wars

    • By SUEDENIE on 24-09-16

    Regular price: £22.09

    • A Shilling for a Wife

    • By: Emma Hornby
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Shilling for a Wife by Emma Hornby, read by Penelope Freeman. A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally's prison since Joseph Goden 'bought' her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph rules her with a rod of iron, using fists and threats to keep her in check. When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent read strong story lines

    • By wendy on 10-09-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • As the Sun Breaks Through

    • Cliffehaven, Book 15
    • By: Ellie Dean
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Cliffehaven, June 1944. As the planes continue to circle over Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly’s sister, Doris, must seek refuge after a V-1 blast destroys her home. Rita, Sarah and the other residents at Beach View Boarding House quickly find their peace disturbed, and it’s not long before even Peggy loses her patience. But with more bad news to come, will Doris finally be forced to swallow her pride? Meanwhile Peggy’s father-in-law, Ron Reilly, is delighted when his sweetheart, Rosie, returns home. Until a heartbreaking confession suggests things may never be the same between them. 

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Staying at Daisy's

    • By: Jill Mansell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    Staying at Daisy's from Sunday Times best-selling author Jill Mansell is essential reading if you love the novels of Cathy Kelly and Milly Johnson. Daisy MacLean runs the country house hotel owned by her flamboyant father, Hector. When she hears who's about to get married there, she isn't worried at all - her friend, Tara, absolutely promises there won't be any trouble between her and ex-boyfriend Dominic, whom she hasn't seen for years. But Dominic has other ideas....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By barbara on 18-08-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • One Cornish Summer

    • By: Liz Fenwick
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    A moving story of two women struggling with their past: one cannot remember hers, the other cannot forget.... When Hebe receives a life-changing diagnosis at only 40, she struggles to make sense of what it will mean for her, her job and the man she loves. With memories slipping away by the day, she flees to the one place she has always felt safe and peaceful - Cornwall, and the house her family spent so many summers in.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved every second! just Beautiful!

    • By Autumn Rose on 04-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Till the Boys Come Home

    • War at Home, Book 5
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In 1918 the Great War has taken so much from so many, and it threatens to take even more still from the Hunters, their friends and their servants. Edward, in a bid to run away from problems at home, decides not to resist conscription and ends up at the Front. Sadie's hopes for love are unrequited, and Laura has to flee Artemis House when it is shelled, and she finds herself in London driving an ambulance. 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Saffron Lane

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Nell has come to feel very at home in her beautiful corner of Wiltshire with her partner, Angus. What she could do with, however, is a challenge, and the prospect of bringing life back to an abandoned row of houses, Saffron Lane, is just what she’s looking for. Stacy, lost and alone after a divorce she didn’t see coming, is trying her best to start over. And Elise, battling her nieces who would force her into residential care, longs for a home where she can get back to her painting. When their paths cross, the future starts to look brighter - although not all goes according to plan.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Nightingale Nurses

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 56

    It's the final year of training for three young nurses at The Nightingale Hospital. Helen is at a crossroads in her life as she battles with her domineering mother over both her love life and her future career. Dora can't stop loving Nick, who is married to her best friend, Ruby. Millie is anxious about her fiancé, sent to Spain to cover the Civil War, and things only get worse when she encounters a fortune teller who gives her a sinister warning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a totally wonderful listen..

    • By Petra 🤗📚📓🖋📮 on 01-10-16

    Regular price: £15.79

    • Bay Tree Cottage

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The houses in Saffron Lane are being filled with artists thanks to the efforts of Nell and Angus. Ginger doesn’t win a place there but gets a job running the small café/art gallery, taking refuge there from her abusive bully of a son. When she meets Iain, sparks fly between them, the first time she’s felt attracted to anyone for years. But will her son spoil it? 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Nightingale Christmas Show

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    Matron Kathleen Fox has the job of putting the hospital back together but wonders if she is up to the task. In an attempt to bring some festive cheer, she decides to put on a Christmas show. The idea is greeted with mixed feelings by the nurses, who all have their own problems, and also by the new Assistant Matron and ward sister, who find themselves rivals for the role of organiser. But as rehearsals begin, the performers begin to find the show is not just a tonic for the patients.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sad

    • By Sue on 25-06-18

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Daughter of Dark River Farm

    • By: Terri Nixon
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1917. Kitty Maitland has found a safe and welcoming home at Dark River Farm, Devon, and is finally beginning on a path to recovery after her terrible ordeal in Flanders...until the arrival of two very different visitors. One, a charming rogue, proves both a temptation and a mystery - but she soon discovers he's not a stranger to everyone. The other newcomer, a young woman with a past linked to the farm, sows seeds of mistrust. Between the two of them, and the choices Kitty has to make, Dark River becomes a place of fear, suspicion and danger. Can it ever return to the haven it once was?

    Regular price: £22.79

    • A Rose in Flanders Fields

    • By: Terri Nixon
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    1917. Driving an ambulance through the mud in Flanders, aristocrat Evie Creswell is a long way from home. At Oaklands Manor she was expected to look pretty and make a good marriage. But with the arrival of World War One everything changed. Evie shunned an aristocratic husband and instead wed artist Will Davies, who works as a butcher's apprentice. As she struggles to transport the wounded to hospital, avoiding the shells and gas attacks - her privileged home life, and her family's disappointment at her marriage, are a lifetime away.

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Nightingales at War

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 48

    As the war takes its toll, the Nightingale nurses must do their bit for king and country... Dora is the devoted mother of twin babies, but, determined to help the war effort, she goes back to work at the Nightingale Hospital. More used to nights out in the West End, Jennifer and Cissy volunteer in the hope of tending to handsome soldiers. They soon find out that nursing isn’t quite what they were expecting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nightengales at war

    • By great game. was so engrossed. awesome on 09-08-17

    Regular price: £22.09

    • A Nightingale Christmas Carol

    • Nightingale Girls, Book 8
    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    With her husband, Nick, away fighting, Dora struggles to keep the home fires burning but finds herself in a difficult position when she is put in charge of a ward of injured German POWs. Can she find it in her heart to care for her enemies? Fellow nurse Kitty faces a similar struggle looking after the men who killed her beloved brother. But her life becomes even more complicated when she falls for one of the prisoners. And Helen Denton returns from nursing in Europe with a secret. She has her own reasons for hating the Germans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliance

    • By Sue on 08-06-18

    Regular price: £22.09

    • The Nightingale Girls

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Three very different girls sign up as trainee nurses at a big London teaching hospital in 1934. Dora leaves her overcrowded, squalid working-class home for a better life. But has she got what it takes to keep up with other, better-educated girls? And will her hated stepfather ever let her go? Helen is born for the job; her brother is a doctor, her all-powerful mother a hospital trustee. But will Helen’s secret misery be her downfall? An aristocratic rebel, Millie’s carefree attitude will find her up in front of Matron again and again. Will she ever care enough to make a nurse? Or will she go back to the glamorous life she was born to?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a surprise!

    • By Enquiring Mind on 03-04-15

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Nightingale Sisters

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 51

    To the student nurses at The Nightingale hospital, the ward sisters are heartless and frightening, with impossibly high standards. But the sisters have troubles of their own...Dora, the student nurse is struggling with her heartbreak over Nick, the man who got away. A new arrival on the ward brings the chance to put a smile back on her face. But can she really get over Nick so easily? Dora's fellow student Millie is also torn between the two men in her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story by Donna Douglas

    • By Adele on 11-05-15

    Regular price: £15.79

    • A Loving Family

    • By: Dilly Court
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    She longed to be reunited with her family. The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Workhouse Girl. Eleven-year-old Stella Barry is forced into service when her family find themselves living hand-to-mouth.Leaving her mother and younger brother and sister behind, Stella goes to a big country house outside London. When she returns home one Sunday, she discovers they have disappeared.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful listen!

    • By L on 17-02-15

    Regular price: £22.09

    • Solo

    • By: Jill Mansell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    Solo is a delightful romantic novel from best-selling author Jill Mansell, not to be missed by readers of Lucy Diamond and Cathy Kelly. Mad about a man who's dangerous to know? Surely it's better to go solo.... When Tessa Duvall, a struggling artist, reluctantly agreed to accompany her best friend, Holly, to a party at the elegant Charrington Grange Hotel, she had every intention of sneaking off early.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Beverley Ambrose on 20-02-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Nadia Knows Best

    • By: Jill Mansell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Nadia Knows Best is a romance from the Sunday Times best-selling Jill Mansell, whose titles are must-listens for fans of Cathy Kelly and Lucy Diamond.

    When Nadia Kinsella meets Jay Tiernan and the weather traps them in a remote Cotswold pub, she's tempted. Of course she is. But Nadia's already met the one. She and Laurie have been together for years - they're practically childhood sweethearts, and she still gets butterflies in her stomach at the sight of him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By stimpson on 12-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Nightingales on Call

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 49

    Dora and her old enemy Lucy are paired up on the children's ward for the final three months of their training. The two nurses couldn't seem more different, but they may have more in common than they think, as each hides a secret heartache. And there are new faces. Jess is the feisty eldest daughter of a notorious East End family and determined to prove herself as a ward maid. New trainee nurse Effie can't wait to escape her small Irish village, and make her way as a nurse in London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story & excellent narration

    • By Adele on 11-05-15

    Regular price: £22.09

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