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A Simple Wish

By: Rosie Goodwin
Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
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Summary

1885.

Ruby Carter works hard in her parents' bakery. Whilst life isn't easy, she's happy enough - her gentle mother protects young Ruby from her cruel father and loves her unconditionally. So, when her mother falls ill, Ruby is heartbroken, and when from her deathbed her mother reveals that Ruby was adopted, the young girl is distraught.

Stricken by grief and alone with the violent man she called her father, Ruby feels she has no choice but to flee. At just 15, homeless and alone, Ruby is relieved when a kindly stranger named Mrs Bamber takes pity on her and welcomes her into her home.

But soon, Ruby learns Mrs Bamber is not as generous as she first seemed - she forces Ruby into a life of crime as a jewel thief in Birmingham's jewellery quarter. With nothing to her name and nowhere to go, Ruby has no choice but to go along with it, despite the guilt and shame she feels. But Ruby is determined that she will atone for what she's done and be reunited with her birth parents.

Ruby's only wish is to find her family.

©2021 Rosie Goodwin (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

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A pleasant and heartwarming story. Not too much gore!
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Loved this book

Enjoyed the story line and characters . Lovely narration. Didn't want it to end.

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Odd narration but good story

I had this recommended after reading everything by Lesley Pearse. An easy read but riveting, and heartwarming if a touch predictable. The narrator was good but had a distracting habit of elongating ss and ch sounds at the end of words. It was odd and was off putting

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A Lovely Story

How could you not love Ruby right from the start. She certainly had a tale with many turns to tell. Loved it.

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A Simple Wish

Every part of this book was great from the start to finish. Big big yes

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a must read

loved it. easy listen, no sex, no violence, just a simple good listen, very enjoyable

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her stories never disappoints

I absolutely loved it. Gripped me from the very beginning.. I have never read a book of Rose Goodwin that hasnt been fantastic. looking forward to her new novels.

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Great Book - A Must Read

Rosie Goodwin at her very very best. Totally compelling story with lots of twists and turns. The end very cleverley disguised. one of her best.

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Recommend

First book from this author recommended after exhausting Lesley Pearce work. So glad I accepted the recommendation-really enjoyed the book and will now select another

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enjoyable

another enjoyable book by Rosie Godwin and read expertly by Anne Dover, the ending is very gripping

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