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  • A Wartime Wife

  • Mary Anne Randall, Book 1
  • By: Lizzie Lane
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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By: Lizzie Lane
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Summary

Bristol 1939.

At forty years of age, Mary Anne Randall still turns heads. With an abusive husband spending most of his wages on beer, she has resigned herself to be the sole breadwinner to protect her family and keep the wolves from the door.

In order to make ends meet, Mary Anne runs a pawnbroking business from the wash house at the end of the garden.

Following the outbreak of war an opportunity presents itself to escape her loveless marriage and find true love.

Will she take that chance, or carry on living just for her children and not for herself?

Read the sequal A Wartime Family.

©2022 Lizzie Lane (P)2022 Boldwood Books

Critic reviews

"A gripping saga and a storyline that will keep you hooked." (Rosie Goodwin)

"If you want an exciting, authentic historical saga then look no further than Lizzie Lane." (Fenella J Miller)

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a war time wife

it was a great book ...I thought it had lots of detail in this book it was sad in places but l want to read more

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Excellent excellent

Excellent will keep going back to
Listen again excellent Lizzie lane appreciate story thank you

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Enjoyable !


Enjoyable wartime family saga and wlll happily download the next episode/book in the series to see.what happens to them all next!

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Lovely book

What's not to like, good story, written & narrated well. I do love a good wartime story, people seemed to pull together which is heart-warming.

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An easy listen.

Very enjoyable. Interesting, dealing with issues arising at the start of WWII. Found the reading a little annoying but the story and characters overcame that.

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too similar to Tobacco girls characters

there is a definite theme to the Lizzie Lane books. I love the Tobacco Girls series but felt that this was a little repetitive with the characters. Well narrated and if you haven't read the Tobacco Girls series then I'd imagine this would be a great read.

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Great book

Another captivating book from Lizzie Lane. I just want her to continue with each characters story… I feel like I could just listen without stopping!

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Good book

Great characters good story but a strange ending. Hopefully when I listen to the next book it will make sense

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Gripping

Another story that captures the spirit and the tes leading to the war in a personal.maner
Great insight into those people's lives and just how they lived
once again Enthralling

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War time wifes

Spoken story not very convincing to local accent but very good discripton and layout of bedminster and Bristol

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