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    • A Nightingale Christmas Promise

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    London, 1914. While young men enlist up and down the country, the Nightingale Hospital has its own set of new recruits.... Anna Beck is the daughter of the best baker in Bethnal Green. Her German father built the business out of nothing, but as the shadow of war descends, his fate is at the mercy of their neighbours. Meanwhile Katie Carlyle has always wanted to become a doctor. She fought hard to get into medical school, and even now she faces prejudice from her fellow students as well as the tutors. Can she prove them wrong?

    Regular price: £22.79

    • A Nightingale Christmas Wish

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 59
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      5 out of 5 stars 51
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      5 out of 5 stars 50

    As Christmas 1938 approaches, the staff at the Nightingale Hospital have their own wishes for the festive season. Ward sister Frannie Wallace is hoping she won't have to live through another war like the one that claimed her fiance. Staff Nurse Helen Dawson wants to find happiness again after the death of her husband Charlie. But is she looking for love in the wrong place? Matron Kathleen Fox struggles to keep up morale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-05-18

    Regular price: £21.39

    • The Nightingale Christmas Show

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 35
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      5 out of 5 stars 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • 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 149
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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

    • A Child Is Born

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Christmas Eve, 1936. On a foggy December night, a pregnant woman walks out in front of a trolley bus and is knocked unconscious. She is rushed to the Nightingale hospital, and a healthy baby is delivered. But the mother claims to have lost her memory, and cannot believe that the child is hers. It seems that the Nightingale nurses may need to perform a Christmas miracle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Elizabeth Dowling on 09-04-18

    Regular price: £8.79

    • 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 196
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    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

    • District Nurse on Call

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    West Yorkshire, 1926. After completing her training in Steeple Street, Agnes is looking forward to making her mark as the village's first district nurse, confident she can make a difference in the locals' lives. But when she arrives, she's treated with suspicion, labelled just another servant of the wealthy mine owners. The locals would much rather place their trust in the resident healer, Nella Black.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it! couldn't stop listening

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-10-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Nightingales on Call

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 60
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      5 out of 5 stars 50
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      5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • The Nightingale Sisters

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      5 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • Solo

    • By: Jill Mansell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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      4 out of 5 stars 153

    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

    • While We're Apart

    • By: Ellie Dean
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The compelling new Second World War novel from Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Some Lucky Day. It is1942, and England is at war. Mary Jones has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday and said good-bye to her childhood sweetheart, Jack, when she learns her house has taken a direct hit during a tip-and-run raid. With both her parents dead and her home destroyed, a distraught Mary moves in with Jack’s parents.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rubbish ending

    • By cj on 30-03-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Hopscotch Summer

    • By: Annie Murray
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Emma Brown is a happy-go-lucky child, content to work hard at school, and to play hopscotch with her friends on the pavement outside her house in the run-down Nechells area of Birmingham. As long as everything is all right at home with her Ma and Pa, her little sister Joyce and brother Sid, then life is good. But after Em's mother, Cynthia, has her baby she just doesn't seem to be able to cope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • easy listen

    • By Sue on 14-05-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • As the Sun Breaks Through

    • Cliffehaven, Book 15
    • By: Ellie Dean
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
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      5 out of 5 stars 29
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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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Author

    • By Sheila on 24-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • One Cornish Summer

    • By: Liz Fenwick
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • As Serious as Death

    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Primavera Blackstone has found contentment in a small Spanish village by the sea. A fiercely protective single mother, she doesn’t appreciate an offer of marriage. Nor does she welcome the arrival of a blast from her past, retired cop Ricky Ross, now a private detective and working for Jack Weighley, millionaire owner of a budget airline. Primavera teams up with Ricky to investigate a series of mystery assaults on Jack’s aircraft. Are they mere acts of vandalism, or the sinister work of Catalan extremists?

    Regular price: £21.49

    • 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 85
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • The Night Raid

    • By: Clare Harvey
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wartime secrets threaten one woman's life in the latest thrilling drama from the author of The Gunner Girl and The English Agent. World-renowned war artist Dame Laura Knight is commissioned to paint propaganda portraits of factory girls and is sent to the ordnance factories in her hometown of Nottingham. At first she relishes the opportunity for a nostalgia trip, but when she starts work on a portrait of two particular women, Violet Smith and her coworker Zelah Fitzlord, memories begin to resurface that she has spent half a lifetime trying to forget.

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Ambulance Girls

    • By: Deborah Burrows
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 20

    As death and destruction fall from the skies day after day in the London Blitz, Australian ambulance driver Lily Brennan confronts the horror with bravery, intelligence, common sense and humour. Although she must rely upon her colleagues to carry out her dangerous duties, Lily begins to suspect that someone at her ambulance station may be giving assistance to the enemy by disclosing secret information.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gripping

    • By shirley pickin on 01-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Glamour

    • By: Louise Bagshawe
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Texan honey Sally Lassiter, English rose Jane Morgan, and Jordanian Helen Yanna meet at an exclusive girls' school and become best friends. They form a bond that will never be broken...Years later, the three girls are grown-up, co-founders and millionaire co-owners of the exclusive Glamour chain of stores. They are fabulously wealthy, instantly recognisable, adored, and revered. Or are they? The Glamour empire is on the verge of collapse and the three women are embroiled in a bitter feud.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable but light reading

    • By Polly on 02-07-10

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Christmas at Black Cherry Retreat

    • By: Angela Britnell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Soundings and Choc Lit present the audiobook edition of Christmas at Black Cherry Retreat. When Fee Winter books a winter break at the remote Black Cherry Retreat in the small town of Pine Ridge, Tennessee, it’s with the idea that the peace and quiet will help her recuperate from her hectic life as a photographer. But what she didn’t bank on was meeting Tom Chambers and his huge, interfering yet lovable family. With them, could Fee finally experience the warmth and support that’s been missing from her own life - and maybe even find a place to call home in time for Christmas? 

    Regular price: £19.99

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