The Hungry Tide

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 200 ratings

The Hungry Tide Summary

Sarah Foster's parents have been fighting a constant battle with poverty, disease and crime. When her father, Will, is involved in a terrible accident at work, their lives became even harder.

But Will's good deeds of the past pay off as John Rayner decides to rescue the Fosters. John provides them with work and a house on the estate owned by his wealthy family. It is at this new home on the crumbling coastline of Holderness that Sarah is born - and grows into a bright and beautiful girl and a great source of strength to those around her.

As John grows closer to Sarah, he becomes increasingly aware of his love for her. But could these two very different people ever make their love story truly work?

If you enjoy books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love Val's heartwarming stories of triumph over adversity.

©2011 Valerie Wood (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks
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  • Book 1

    • The Hungry Tide

    • By: Val Wood
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Sarah Foster's parents have been fighting a constant battle with poverty, disease and crime. When her father, Will, is involved in a terrible accident at work, their lives became even harder. But Will's good deeds of the past pay off as John Rayner decides to rescue the Fosters. John provides them with work and a house on the estate owned by his wealthy family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Hungry Tide

    • By Tinka&skye on 19-06-16

    Regular price: £29.99

  • Book 2

    • Annie

    • By: Val Wood
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 64

    Annie Swinburn had killed a man - the killing was timely and well-deserved, for Francis Morton had been evil in every possible way. But Annie knew that however justified her crime, only the rope and the gibbet awaited her if she remained in the slums of Hull. And so she ran - up river, along the wild and secretive paths of the great Humber - a new and unfamiliar territory which was to lead her into a new and unfamiliar life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A compelling listen

    • By L on 01-03-15
    • By: Val Wood
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 11-07-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 75 ratings

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 3

    • Children of the Tide

    • By: Val Wood
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    It is the late 1850s, and a tired woman holding a baby walks from Hull to one of the big houses in Anlaby - the home of the wealthy Rayners. She knocks at the door and shoves the baby at young James Rayner. The father was 'young Mr Rayner', and the mother is dead. Then she vanishes. The respectable shipping family of Hull are shattered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The end too a beautifully written triology.

    • By Kathst on 10-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99